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Near Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

 
 
La Purisima Mission State Historic Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
1. La Purisima Mission State Historic Park Marker
Inscription. Across this bridge lies California's eleventh mission and a glimpse of life during the 1820's. The Civilian Conservation Corps restored the buildings and grounds between 1934 - 1941. We hope you enjoy your visit to the past.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 40.241′ N, 120° 25.253′ W. Marker is near Lompoc, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Purisima and Mission Gate Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, north of the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Lompoc CA 93436, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Purisima Mission - 1 Mile (approx. 1.1 miles away); La Purisima Mission ← 3 Miles (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lompoc's Mission Vieja (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lompoc Carnegie Library (approx. 3.1 miles away); Italian Stone Pines (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lompoc World War I Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away);
La Purisima Mission National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
2. La Purisima Mission National Historic Landmark Plaque
La Purisima Mission
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935, this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States.
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1970
First Successful Cement Job (approx. 3.2 miles away); Original Site of Mission de La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lompoc.
 
Also see . . .
1. La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. La Purisima Mission - History 1813 - 1834. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. National Historic Landmark - Statement of Significance (as of designation-April 15, 1970)
This is an outstanding example of a detailed restoration of a representative mission complex and gardens in an unaltered rural setting. The first mission, founded in 1787, was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812; the present buildings are a reconstruction (1935-42) of a second mission which fell into disrepair after secularization in 1834.
    — Submitted September 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Cemetery - El Camposanto image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
3. Cemetery - El Camposanto
One cross stands in memory of the early Californians who are buried in the cemetery
Vintage Postcard of Mission Ruins Prior to Restoration image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Company
4. Vintage Postcard of Mission Ruins Prior to Restoration
Bell Tower - El Campanario image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
5. Bell Tower - El Campanario
The design and size of La Purisima's original belfry is unknown. The uppermost bell carved from wood. The placement of wooden bells was common until the mission could purchase a bronze bell.
Corral image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 21, 2006
6. Corral
The Mission Livestock Inventory for 1820 lists: 9,500 cattle, 12,600 sheep, 1,305 horses, 288 mules, 86 swine, 40 goats and 15 burros. The ducks, turkeys and chickens were not counted.
 
 
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