The Spanish Missions of California
Photographs and Text by Robert P. Lowman
8” x 10”, 76 pages + cover.
With three or four pages on each mission, this book is loaded with beautiful, color photographs. The text describes how each mission was founded and introduces the saint after whom each mission was named. It explains the early history of each mission, the current church, and tells what happened to the mission after the end of the mission period. The text also tells about the Native Californians who lived around each mission at the time it was founded. A six-page introductory history describes California and its Native people before the Spanish arrived and tells the story of Spanish conquest and colonial rule. Includes map showing each mission and a table listing when each mission was founded.