The Mission of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
I was a little worried that the missions would all start to blend together, but so far they are distinct in appearance, mission days history, restoration history and in some cases-current ownership. La Purisima is completely different. It was restored by the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Core in the depression. It was turned over to the state to be a state historic park. It gets an amazing two hundred thousand visitors a year, though it was peaceful when we were there. I can see the fun of it. It is huge, has soldier's quarters, and real live animals. It'a the perfect mission for kids, with lots of room to run around. It is well interpreted with modern poster boards etc.
|I'd like to hear this rung|
|Hides were a big part of life|
|Cool painted furniture|
|It's not entirely secular|
|Authentic red tile roof from under|