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Santa Clara, 8th Mission, Founded 1777


Founded:January 12, 1777 by Father Junipero Serra
Named for: Saint Claire of Assisi.
After a delay of several months, due to an uprising of the natives at Mission San Luis Obispo, the second mission ordered to hold the San Francisco Bay was founded in Santa Clara. This was the first mission named for a woman, Saint Claire of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares order of nuns.

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