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San Antonio de Padua
Another of the Serra-founded Missions, San Antonio was established in July 1771. The first Christian marriage ceremony performed in California took place here.
Because of its remote location, the Mission fell into complete ruin after abandonment. Restoration attempts were difficult because of extensive damage from heavy rains and the 1906 earthquake. Restoration began in earnest in 1948 with the help of the Hearst Foundation. The Mission is now an accurate reconstruction of the 1813 original, capturing the essence of life in early California.
Other Mission San Antonio sites:
Virtual Reality Panorama of Mission San Antonio: includes south front, the cloisters, archeological survey work, and inside the mission church.
San Antonio Mission Tour: click on the pictures to tour front grounds, museum, plants, ruins, signs, statues and fountains, and unique features. Copyright 2001, TheCaliforniaMissions.com.
Mission San Antonio de Padua by Athanasius Schaefer, includes text and photos.
California Missions Online, Mission San Antonio De Padua, by Rob Garretson (1998). Includes video and quiz.
Mission San Antonio de Padua History, from About.com. Also includes Current Pictures, Buildings and Layout, Glossary, and Building a Mission Model.
Mission San Antonio de Padua, A Virtual Tour of California Missions, Copyright © 2001 Computer Knowledge. Includes History, Exterior, and Interior.
Mission San Antonio de Padua from the Pelican Network, encompasses ecological, cultural, and historic info.
The Official Misson Homepage, includes information about mission history, St. Anthony, native people, the Franciscans Parish News, and Map & Address.
California Missions History, San Antonio, page 1 and page 2, The California Mission Site. Ed. The Civic Group. 24 Sept. 1998.
First posted April, 2001.
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