California Missions


The Missions:California's Heritage Series by Mary Null Boule J 979.4 BOU

Missions of California Series by Power Kids Press J 979.4___

California Missions: history and model building ideas for children edited by James Stevenson J 979.4 CAL

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Login to the Social Studies Fact Cards database with your Altadena library card number. Click on Missions for information about each mission as well as for information about Making a Model of a Mission. The Mission Life link will take you to information about how people lived and worked at the missions.

Login to the World Book Online database with your Altadena Library card number for encyclopedia articles, maps and pictures. Search California Missions, or search for a specific mission by name.


  • California Missions Resource Center A comprehensive guide to discovering the history behind the California missions and the people who founded and shaped the character of California.

Official websites of individual missions

  1. Mission La Purisíma Concepción (1787)
  2. Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (1791)
  3. Mission San Antonio de Padua (1771)
  4. Mission San Buenaventura (1782)
  5. Mission San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo (1770)
  6. Mission San Diego de Alcala (1769)
  7. Mission San Fernando Rey de España (1797)
  8. Mission San Francisco de Asís (1776) Also known as Mission Dolores.
  9. Mission San Francisco de Solano (1823)
  10. Mission San Gabriel Arcángel (1771)
  11. Mission San José (1797)
  12. Mission San Juan Bautista (1797)
  13. Mission San Juan Capistrano (1776)
  14. Mission San Luis Obispo (1772)
  15. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia (1798)
  16. Mission San Miguel de Arcángel (1797)
  17. Mission San Rafael Arcángel (1817)
  18. Mission Santa Barbara (1786)
  19. Mission Santa Clara de Asís (1777)
  20. Mission Santa Cruz (1791)
  21. Mission Santa Inés (1804)
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