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    Trail

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    This path leads to the vegetable garden, pig pen, blacksmith shop, spring house and water system.

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    Padre's Payera's Room~Cuarto del Padre

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    Each California mission was managed by two Franciscan padres. One oversaw the administration and business affairs, while the other handled spiritual matters.

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    Guest Room~Cuarto para Visitas

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    Ship's captains, furt trappers, and travelers often stayed at the mission. Luxurious rooms, good meals, and friendly conversations were trademarks of the padres' hospitality.

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    Mission Store~La Tienda de la Mision'

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    Mission inhabitants and visitors could trade their goods or services for everyday items and, occasionally, an imported luxury item.

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    Mayordomo's Apartment~Apartamento del Mayordomo

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    As ranch manager, the mayordomo was resposible for the mission's livestock and farms. A retired soldier might mill this position while waiting for his promised land grant.

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    Olive Mill & Press~Prensa y Molina de Olivas

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    Using burro power, olives were ground in the mill. The mash was placed in cloth bags and squeezed in the screw press to produce olive oil.

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    Master Weaver's~Apartamento del Maestro Tejedor

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    This skilled craftsman taught the Indians spinning and weaving. As manager of the mission's wool industry, he worked for room, board, and a smally salary.

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    Patio~

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    The courtyard was the work area of the mission. Here, mission Indians prepared meals, made soap, carded wool and performed many other tasks of daily life.

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    Soldier's Apartment~Apartamento del Soldado

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    The apartment of a married soldiers stationed on Spain's New World frontier contained very few luxuries.

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    Corporal's Apartment ~Apartamento del Cabo

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    The highest ranking officer at the mission received orders from the presidio (fort) in Santa Barbara. His commander decided if the soldiers would cooperate with the pastres.

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    Waste Drain

    by Yaqui Written Dec 27, 2011

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    The mission Padres taught the Chumash Indians how to make soap from beef tallow and lye. The small aqueduct drained the waste water from the vat.

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    The Mission's bell tower

    by mht_in_la Updated Nov 29, 2004
    The Mission's bell tower

    In comparison to other California missions, La Purisima, for the most part, is low profile and down to earth. The bell tower is the only part of its architecture that tries to be grand.

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    Adobe buildings

    by mht_in_la Written Nov 29, 2004
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    The buildings of Mission La Purisima are adobe painted red and white. As you can see in the photo, they were not built with great precision but give you a sense of simplicity.

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  • La Purisima Mission

    by ECARPIO Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Very relaxing place to walk or sit and have a picnic. The most fully restored mission in California! Just an all around great place to visit for tourists and residents alike.

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    Visit Surf Beach

    by american_tourister Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Located on the grounds of Vandenberg Air Force Base. It has oustanding rollers, pristine location, and an Amtrack Station to boot.

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