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San Diego, 1st Mission, Founded in 1769


 Founded: July 16, 1769 by Father Junipero Serra
Named for: Saint Didacus of Alcalá
Mission San Diego is the oldest mission in California, and the first link in the “chain” of missions that stretches 650 miles along the El Camino Real or King’s Highway. On Presidio Hill there stands a large cross on which the following words are written: ” Here Father Serra first raised the cross. Here began the first mission, here the first town, San Diego, July 16, 1769.

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