Misión San Gabriel Arcángel

Misión San Gabriel Arcángel was the fourth mission to be founded in Alta California by Fra. Junípero Serra, in 1771. It is unusual in that it is not made of adobe bricks but of stone, brick and mortar and its style is Moorish, having been designed by the Spanish priest Father Antonio Cruzado. It has…

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Los Angeles County

I made my way to Los Angeles County by a circuitous route, traveling east and a bit north from the Ventura Coast back onto the Camino Real. It would have been quicker to go south along the coast to Topanga Canyon but I wanted to get away from the coast as soon as possible! I…

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