U. S. Mission Trail / The Mission Trail Today - The Spanish Missions in California
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#10, Santa Barbara Virgin y Martir

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Mission Park

Santa Barbara
Mission
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Grounds
Grounds
Southeast Facade
Southeast Facade
Church
Church
Other Buildings
Other Buildings
Exhibits
Exhibits
Quadrangle
Quadrangle
Cemetery
Cemetery
Mission Park
Mission Park
Mission Dam
Mission Dam

Across the street from Mission Santa Barbara to the north, extends a low stone wall, easily visible. Beyond this wall lies Mission Park. This is not a park of green grass and picnic tables, it is native grasses, oak trees, and meandering paths connecting the dozen or so ruins of mission support buildings and the aqueduct. I had been to the mission three or four times before discovering this wonder. All the Mission Park photos except the wall and Tannery were taken after my professional camera died and I used a $60.00 point and shoot camera. 9-14-03.

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Wall
I had been to Santa Barbara Mission many time and could see this wall to the north. What I never realized was that the Mission Park spread just beyond this wall, which I later learned is actusllypart of the aqueduct. 9-14-03.
Aqueduct
Aqueduct. Photo date: 6-26-04.
A Plaque says:

The City of Santa Babara
Mission Historical Park

Santa Barbara Mission was fonded December 4, 1786.
Portions of five units of its extensive water works
built by Indian labor, are preserved in this park -
A Filter House, Spanish Grist Mill, sections of aqueducts
and two reservoirs. The larger reservoir,
built in 1806, is used today as aprt of the city water
system. Ruins of the Pottery Kiln and Tanning vats
are here. Also, the fountain and Lavadero are near
by in front of the old mission. A dam, built in 1807.
Is located in the Santa Barbra Botanic Garden,
one and one-half miles up Mission Canyon.

Registered Historical Landmark No. 309

Plaque placed by California State Park Commission
April 21, 1957

Tannery
Tannery. 9-14-03.
Tannery
Tannery. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Tannery
Tannery. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Tannery
Tannery. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Jail
Jail House. 9-14-03.
Jail
Jail House. 9-14-03.
Jail
Jail. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Jail
Jail. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Jail
Jail with Pottery Shed beyond. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Jail
Jail. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Jail
Jail. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Jail
Jail. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Pottery Shed
Pottery shed. 9-14-03.
Pottery Shed
Pottery Shed. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Pottery Shed
Pottery Shed. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Pottery Shed
Pottery Shed. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Pottery Shed
Pottery Shed, back side. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Pottery Shed
Pottery Shed, back side. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Lower Reservoir
Lower Reservoir. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Plaque
Plaque. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Grist Mill
Grist Mill. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Grits Mill
Grits Mill. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Upper Reservoir
Upper Reservoir. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Upper Reservoir
Upper Reservoir. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Upper Reservoir
Upper Reservoir with Mission beyond. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Upper Reservoir
Upper Reservoir with Mission beyond. Photo date: 6-26-04.
Filter
Filter. 9-14-03.
Filter
Filter. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Filter
Filter. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Filter
Filter. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Filter
Filter. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Filter
Filter. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Filter and Aqueduct
Filter and the aqueduct. 9-14-03.
Aqueduct
Aqueduct. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Aqueduct
Aqueduct. Photo date: 5-15-04.
Mission Park Map
Mission Park Map.
Santa Barbara
Mission
Main Page
Grounds
Grounds
Southeast Facade
Southeast Facade
Church
Church
Other Buildings
Other Buildings
Exhibits
Exhibits
Quadrangle
Quadrangle
Cemetery
Cemetery
Mission Park
Mission Park
Mission Dam
Mission Dam

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