U. S. Mission Trail / The Mission Trail Today - The Spanish Missions in the United States
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Select photographs of my many visits to The Missions of the United States South and Southwest built by Spain and Mexico between 1565 and 1823.
All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2008 - 2013.


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A note: There are no historical photographs on this web site. All of these photographs are taken by the author (except as noted). These photographs are of the missions as they exist today or within the last quarter century. I include historical text as a summary to give you a quick overview and place the photographs in historical context. There are several good internet sites and books that can provide historic photographs and art work and more in depth histories.

I have personal knowledge from being a native Californian who attended school in California.

I have personally visited all of the missions in California, many more than once, as well as various related constructions.

Various printed tour guides, pamphlets, and other literature gathered at the Missions.

There are four web sites that have been helpful in filling in the history for each mission.

California Missions Web Site

The California Mission Site. Ed. The Civic Group. 24 Sept. 1998.

The San Diego Historical Society, web site was helpful with the missions in San Diego County.

Mission Tour

Mission Walkers

Various individual mission web sites have been helpful.

I also have a large library of mission books which I have not looked at since starting this site, but from which I drew a general knowledge .

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