Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Cape Mendocino was discovered by a Spanish explorer in the year 1542 , 300 years later the first permanent non-Spanish settlers settled in the Big River area.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Mission San Jose was founded on June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen on a site which was part of a natural highway by way of the Livermore Valley to the San Joaquin Valley. It is the fourteenth of the 21 Spanish Missions in Alta California. The site chosen for the only mission on the east side of San Francisco Bay had been inhabited for countless generations by the Ohlone Indians. Their village at this site was known as Orisom...or Oroysom...
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The view of the courtyard of the Mission Santa Barbara takes on a new look and atmosphere with the addition of color..."The hard part is how to plan a picture so as to give to others what has happened to you. To render in paint an experience, to suggest the sense of light and color, of air and space. Maxfield Parrish "
Monday, July 5, 2010
The Santa Barbara Mission was founded in 1786, and the main church building completed in 1820. The 1925 earthquake destroyed the mission buildings and the complex was rebuilt and finally restored in 1953...