San Diego de Alcala
These are links to specific resources for the Mission San Diego de Alcala.
It was a pitiful group of missionaries and soldiers who gathered on the shore of San Diego Bay on July 1, 1769. Of the 219 Spaniards who had left Lower California two months before, only half were still alive.
Source: The Civic Group
The First Mission
Mission San Diego is the oldest mission in California, and the first link in the chain of missions that stretches 650 miles along the El Camino Real or King’s
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Founded July 16, 1769
Learn about the founding Father, get resources for your Mission report, learn about Native Californians, explore then & now, and get art.
Mission San Diego la Alcala
The beginning of the mission at San Diego is a story of hardship and hope. After the long voyage on the San Carlos, Father Serra was hopeful of a good start, but everything seemed to work against him. Find out what happened here.
Source: Juggernaut Technology
San Diego, California
Get a data sheet for this Mission and view some of the oldest pictures available from this site.
Source: Joel Gazis-Sax
California Mission Foundation
As Alta California’s first mission, it was founded July 16, 1769 by Father Junipero Serra and named for St. Didacus of Alcalá. Get directions to the Mission and find out its immediate needs.
Source: California Missions Foundation