The Indians of Mission San Fernando - SCVHistory.com.
Mission Location. In Alta California, missions were usually founded in locations where there was good land for agriculture and a reliable water source.This would happen after consultations and negotiations with local Indian groups, which was crucial, since the the mission could be destroyed if it was not supported by local native people.
Crops and Animals Raised at the California Missions. Mission San Luis Rey - Photographed by Henry F. Withey November, 1936.
Historical Essay. by Charles Lockwood. Looking eastward toward Potrero Hill, c. 1870. Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA. Dilapidated buildings and weed-choked fields however, could not obscure the beauty of the land around the Mission Dolores.
Fernando Librado Kitsepawit (1839-1915), born and raised at Mission San Buenaventura, sits next to Jerd Barker and Pat Forbes. Kitsepawit's parents were both born on Santa Cruz Island and brought to the mission as children.
The City of San Fernando registered a total population of 285,912 based on the census made by National Statistics Office (NSO) in May 2010. This was up by 64,055 as compared to the 221,857 figure recorded in the May 2000 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) of the NSO. The census also indicated a growth rate of 2.21 percent in the past five (10) years.
Mission San Rafael Arcangel, in Marin County, founded under Fernando VII, December 18, 1817: containing 6.48 acres. Patented October 19, 1859. Mission San Francisco Solano, in Sonoma County, founded under Fernando VII, August 25, 1813; containing 14.20 acres.
Helpful Mission Research Resources: Print Resources There are a number of great print resources available but many commercial bookstores do not carry a large selection of 4th Grade Reading Level books. You may want to call ahead to inquire about what resources they carry before making a trip.