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The Franciscan Missions of California, 1769-1823

A New Look at the 22 Franciscan Missions

Author: Max Kurillo

The California Franciscan missions comprise of a series of 22 religious missions (outposts) founded between 769 and 1832.

The Franciscan missions examined in this book are located in the land called California. Kurillo offers an overview of each mission, provides the background to the California mission system in its entirety, and highlights the Franciscan missions with over 120 black-and-white photographs.

Chapters include: History, Then and Now Views, Altars, and Aerial Views. Also included is mission-related history in an easy reading format for all ages.

About the Author

Max Kurillo

Max Kurillo has been researching, writing, and lecturing about the California missions for many decades and has published several books, articles, and booklets about the missions. He worked with and appeared with Huell Howser on the California Gold production of “The Bells of El Camino Real,” and appeared on KECT (Los Angeles) and KPBS (San Diego) with Howser discussing the mission bells. Kurillo has visited all the 48 missions in Baja and Alta California. He won the Native Daughters of the Gold West “California Image Award” for his work documenting El Camino Real. He has published in the Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly, Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly, the American Bell Association’s Bell Tower, and the California Missions Foundation’s Boletín. California State Parks featured a panel display entitled “California Historic Corridor” based on his work and photographs. Kurillo lives in the San Diego area.