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San Buena Ventura, 9th Mission, Founded in 1782

Founded:March 31, 1782 by Father Junipero Serra
Named for: Saint Bonaventure.
Originally planned to be the third mission in the California chain, halfway between San Diego and Carmel, San Buenaventura’s founding was postponed for 12 years. Problems at other missions prohibited the availability of the military escorts needed to establish Mission San Buenaventura. Finally, on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782, Father Serra raised a cross and celebrated Mass to found his ninth and final mission on the beach of the Santa Barbara Channel.
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