The true source of California’s wealth

Carmel Mission In 1769, the first Spanish missions were founded in California by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. California cities were originally founded as Spanish Christian missions: 1769 San Diego de Alcalá (grew into San Diego, California, cultivated the first olives in California) 1770 San Carlos Borromeo de…

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