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San Rafael Arcángel
Prior to achieving mission status, this site was used as a hospital for Indians who were suffering from the damp climate and European-introduced diseases. The noticeably warmer San Rafael location was named after the archangel whose name means "healing power of God."
Full mission status was granted in 1822, even though this was the year that funding for the Missions was cut off and the future uncertain. The Mission was soon abandoned. A replica Mission was built in 1949, but many details of the original buildings remain unknown.
Other Mission San Rafael Arcángel sites:
The California Missions On-Line Project, Mission San Rafael Arcangel, by Rob Garretson (1998).
Mission San Rafael Arcangel - Virtual Tour - vr's and pictures of inside mission church, the neighborhood, and outside of the Church. Created by Sandra Stockton and Annette Weiskircher California State University, Sacramento, Graduate Students, 2001.
California Missions, Mission San Rafael Arcangel C. T., Room 18, Canyon View Elementary, Poway, CA.
Virtual Guidebook to Marin County, Mission San Rafael, by Don Bain (author and photographer of The Virtual Guidebooks).
San Rafael Mission Tour provides a click-through tour of Chapel Events, Front View, Grounds, Museum, Signs, Memorials, and Unique. Copyright 2001, TheCaliforniaMissions.com.
Mission San Rafael Arcangel, lots of text and a few good photos, by Athanasius Schaefer.
History of Mission San Rafael Arcángel, Copyright © 2001 Computer Knowledge. Follow the links to descriptions and photos.
San Rafael, pages 1 and 2, from the California Mission History section. The California Mission Site. Ed. The Civic Group. 24 Sept. 1998.
First posted April, 2001.
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