Following the success of their 2012 book, The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834, Max Kurillo and David Kier have produced a revised and expanded edition in 2020, titled Old Missions of the Californias. All 48 of the California missions are detailed in the order of their founding and not based on a border that didn’t exist when the missions were built. Maps and photos from past and present provide a look at the missions from yesterday and today. Also Included are chapters on the founding Catholic Orders, on the mission road, El Camino Real, and a complete reference list of additional mission history sources. This comprehensive yet compact work belongs in your glovebox, backpack, and home library to enrich your travel and mission history experiences.
“Old Missions of the Californias” is a compelling new look at the mission system that settled California…This book is well researched, detailed and offers a wealth of historical information in easy-to-grasp segments.”
-Greg Niemann, Author
“A concise account of the story of the California missions which takes the reader back to a challenging frontier without borders and clarifies the interlocking history of the missions of Baja California and Alta California.”
-Graham Mackintosh, Adventurist, Author