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#232:  Mission San Antonio de Padua

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Location:

Take Jolon Rd from Hwy 101, go west on Mission Rd in Jolon to Fort Hunter-Ligget. Site on Mission Rd. Plaque located on the west side of Jolon Road, just south of Hwy 101 in King City (note: Jolon Rd intersects with the 101 in 2 places, miles apart.
A second plaque is located at Camp Roberts Northbound Rest area.

Plaque 1: 36.195494,-121.145979
Plaque 2:35.831129, -120.758111
Site: 36.015207,-121.249666

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Site is located on military property, but accessible to public. Most likely limited visiting hours.


From the Guidebook:

Mission San Antonio de Padua, established on July 14, 1771, was the third in a series of missions founded in Alta California by Father Junípero Serra. Its picturesque setting in the valley of the San Antonio River within the Santa Lucia Range makes it one of today's most outstanding examples of early mission life.


From the plaque:

Mission San Antonio de Padua. Founded by Father Junipero Serra July 14, 1771. Most picturesque setting. First mass was celebrated in presence of one Indian, later congregation grew to a thousand neophytes. Famous for its fine horses and expert vaqueros.

Department of Public Works - Division of Highways



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