Junipero Serra by Granger - Junipero Serra - Junipero Serra (1713-1784). Originally, Miguel Jos Serra. Spanish missionary in America. Father Serra with Gaspar de Portola's expedition at San Diego, California in 1769.
#74 Mission San Juan Capistrano in Orange County is known as the 'Jewel of the Missions'. Founded in 1775, it was the 7th of the 21 California Missions. Its main purpose was to teach and convert the Native Americans to the new Spanish way of life. At its peak in the early 19th century, the mission was home to 1,000 people. #mission #orangecounty #sanjuancapistrano