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Sonoma, 21st Mission, Founded in 1823, Full Name is San Francisco Solano de Sonoma


Founded: July 4, 1823 by Father Jose Altimira Named for: St. Francis Solano, missionary to the Peruvian Indians. The last and northernmost California mission, Mission San Francisco Solano was the only mission founded after Mexico’s independence from Spain. It was also the only mission founded without the prior approval of the Church. Eventually the Church gave their approval for the new Mission San Francisco Solano, to be run by Father Altimira, but insisted that Missions Dolores and San Rafael be undisturbed.

6x6 unframed.