San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano

Pamela Hallan-Gibson


The mythical swallows usually are not the single annual returnees to San Juan Capistrano. the good coastal undertaking attracts greater than 500,000 viewers a 12 months into the southern reaches of Orange County. the main well-known of all of the missions within the California approach confirmed within the 18th century by means of Franciscan friar Junipero Serra, venture San Juan Capistrano nonetheless includes the Serra Chapel, the oldest church in California, and the single development nonetheless status the place the nice padre celebrated mass. yet San Juan Capistrano is greater than its famous challenge. Its epic tale encompasses the rancho days and land barons, California statehood, the coming of the San Diego highway in 1958, urban incorporation in 1961, and up to date development from 10,000 citizens in 1974 to 34,000 in 2004.

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