Missions of California

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Can you name the Spanish missions established in California?

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Year establishedName of MissionTidbits
1786The Queen of the Missions. First of nine missions founded by Father Fermín de Lasuén. Known for its elaborate and still running water system.
1797This central California mission is known for its well-preserved interior.
1772Midway mission in the 'Valley of the Bears'. Central part of its namesaked city's downtown area.
1797Rebuilt mission in the Steinbeck-famed Salinas Valley.
1787Named for the Virgin Mary.
1823Last mission established and only mission founded during Mexican era of California. Located in Wine Country.
1798King of the Missions. Last mission founded by Father Lasuén.
1771Remote location cause abandonment for years and then rebuilt with a replica.
1817Originally a hospital sub-mission north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
1797Unfortunatley located on the infamous San Andreas Fault. Damaged several times by various earthquakes.
1776Also known as 'Mission Dolores', namesake of one of its city's districts.
Year establishedName of MissionTidbits
1791A poorly-planned town was established nearby resulting in chaos, pirates and maybe vampires.
1770Headquarters and burial site of founder Father Junípero Serra.
1776Famous for the swallow birds.
1771Known as the Agriculture Mission. Located east of present-day Los Angeles.
1769First mission of Alta California established. Relocated to the inland area after being near the bay waters.
1797Same name as the first Spanish settlement in California.
1797Located in the 'Silicone' Valley.
1804Located in the same valley as the Neverland Ranch.
1782Last mission founded by Father Serra. Name of city officially shares the same name but shortened name is more common.
1777First mission named for a woman. Currently the centerpiece of a Jesuit university which helps operate it.

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