#0350 Mission De La Purisima Concepcion (Site Of)


#0350 Mission De La Purisima Concepcion (Site Of)

Site information:

St. Thomas Yuma Indian Mission, Indian Hill on Quechan Dr, Fort Yuma, 1 mi S of Winterhaven

Nothing remains of original site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque on the back of the Garces statue.

Plaque text:

Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion 1780-81

In October 1780, Father Francisco Garcés and companions began Mission La Purísima Concepción. The mission/pueblo site was inadequately supported. Colonists ignored Indian rights, usurped the best lands, and destroyed Indian crops. Completely frustrated and disappointed, the Quechans (Yumas) and their allies destroyed Concepción on July 17-19, 1781.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Quechan Tribal Council, the Catholic Archdiocese of San Diego, Imperial Valley Pioneers and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus VItus, October 9, 1982.

Registered 10/9/1939