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The first of four rotating exhibits will be "Junípero Serra Before California: Five World Heritage Site Churches in Mexico's Remote Sierra Gorda." It opens at 3p.m. Nov. 24 at the Museum of Monterey. The Serra exhibit features photographs by Jeffrey Becom and drawings by Richard Perry. #juniper300 #latinoheritage #majorca2013


Battle of San Pasqual-he Battle of San Pasqual. General Kearny, reinforced by sailors and California volunteers, fighting his way toward San Diego. 6 December 1846. From the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Mission San Diego de Alcala 1910s: First of the 21 California missions, Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded on July 16, 1769 by Junipero Serra. It was rebuilt in 1776 after being destroyed by an Indian raid. It was secularized in 1834 after Mexico fought for its independence from Spain. The Mission sat abandoned until it was reutilized as an Indian school in 1892. In 1913, the church was rebuilt. It was designated as a Minor Basilica in 1976 by Pope Paul VI.