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As the only resident padre, he devotedly served at Mission Soledad for 15 years until his death November 26, 1818. He is the only priest buried at this mission.
Known affectionately as "Papa" by his soldiers, companions and friends, he served twice as governor of California under Spanish rule. Upon his death in 1814 he was, at his request, garbed in the Franciscan habit and buried in the mission church.
In 1906 guidepost bells were placed along the El Camino Real to guide early travelers and to preserve this historic route which linked California missions beginning in 1769 www. californiabell.com
Dedicated October 9, 1791 anddestroyed by floods in 1828
[1998]With the Santa Lucia, Gabilan mountain ranges and Pinnacles National Monument as the backdrop, Soledad has a rich history rooted in the original Spanish Mission land grants of early California. Soledad's original agricultural base was in cat…
This mission, founded October 9,1791 by Father Ferm?n Francisco de Lasu?n, ministered to the Indians of the Salinas Valley. Governor Jos? Joaqu?n de Arrillaga died here July 24, 1814 and was buried in the chapel. Prosperous in its early years, Sol…
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by Decree of Carlo III of Spain led an expedition near this site — the mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area In the center of the marker is a circular motif, designed by Doris Birkland Bee…
Southern Pacific Railroad reached Soledad in 1873. Until 1886, Soledad was the transportation hub for the Southern Monterey County.
"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect of other cultures."Cesar E. Chavez (1927-1993) Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American Labor leader & cofounder of the United Farm Worker (UFW). Cesar Chavez was born in Yum…