Category: History

From dusty road to the Camino Real in Southern California

Rosamaría Mendoza Salgado

The geography of the California peninsula has been delineated over thousands of years by trails carved through plains, valleys, crests of the sierra, and over the earth, sand and rocks trodden by the indigenous people who populated this land. The paths joined ranches and places inhabited by Californios where there were watering holes and land
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Mission Ruins

Anthony Quartuccio

My primary interest was to sketch and paint as many missions and ruins as I could find and time would permit. There are some 30 to 36 missions, depending on how they are listed. Catholic missionaries established the Baja California missions from 1697 to 1768. With their crumbling adobe walls, most of the missions are
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