CA -- Sacramento -- Capitol Park -- Junipero Serra Tribute:
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Description of Subject Matter: This monument, a tribute to Father Junípero Serra, was erected near Camellia Grove in Capitol Park in 1965. A priest in the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church, Father Serra was charged with leading the development of the California mission system beginning in 1768.
Father Junípero Serra was born Miguel José Serra in 1713 on the small Spanish island of Mallorca. As a priest, Father Serra traveled to the New Spain colonial territory of Mexico in 1749 to devote himself to missionary work. Appointed head of the Spanish missions in 1767, he established his first mission in what is now the state of California at San Diego in 1769.
Before his death in 1784, Father Junípero Serra helped to establish nine Spanish missions in California:
* Mission of San Diego, July 16, 1769
* Mission San Carlos Borromeo, June 3, 1770
* Mission San Antonio de Padua, July 14, 1771
* Mission San Gabriel, September 8, 1771
* Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosam September 1, 1772
* Mission San Francisco de Asis, June 29, 1776
* Mission San Juan Capistrano, November 1, 1776
* Mission Santa Clara de Asis, January 12, 1777
* Mission San Buenaventura, March 31, 1782
The above was from http://www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov/the-museum/capitol-park
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) an American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA, and
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.