U. S. Mission Trail / The Mission Trail Today - The Spanish Missions in California
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Fray Junípero Serra

1713-1???
Petra, Spain

Miguel Joseph Serra was born November 24, 1713 at Petra, Majorca, in Spain's Balearic Isles. On taking his religious vows in 1730, Serra took the name Junípero, after a beloved disciple of St. Francis of Assisi. Junípero Serra and Governor Portola developed the plan to extend the chain of missions northward into Alto California and secure the Spanish domain as far north as modern day Sonoma.

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