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Mission Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M.

(1736-1803)

 
 
Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 28, 2010
1. Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. Marker
Inscription. Born in Victoria, Spain - 1736. Joined the Franciscan Order in 1751. Sent to the College of San Fernando in Mexico City in 1759.

Labored in Mexico and Baja, California until 1775. Spent 10 years at Mission San Diego.

Selected 2nd Presidente of the Missions succeeding Fr. Serra.
Established 9 missions, including San Fernando.

Buried at Carmel in 1803. R.I.P.
 
Location. 34° 16.417′ N, 118° 27.728′ W. Marker is in Mission Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mission San Fernando Boulevard and Columbus Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located on the west side of the Mission San Fernando grounds, within the area of paid admission. Upon paying the entrance fee to the mission, exit into the quad and head toward the backside of the convent (i.e. left or west), and then turn right and walk past the Diocese Archives into the side garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15151 Mission San Fernando Boulevard, Mission Hills CA 91345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Fernando, Rey de Espańa (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Fernando Mission
Closeup of Statue of Fr. DeLasuen image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 28, 2010
2. Closeup of Statue of Fr. DeLasuen
(about 300 feet away); "This Fountain" (about 500 feet away); Mission Dam (approx. half a mile away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 1.2 miles away); Casa de Lopez (approx. 1.2 miles away); César Chávez Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Griffith Ranch (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mission Hills.
 
More about this marker. Although the marker design is modeled after the official California State Historical Markers (and their directional signs), this is not an official state marker. Mission San Fernando itself is a California State Historical Landmark, however.
 
Also see . . .  Fr. Fermin Francisco de LaSuen. Michael Hardwick/Mission Santa Barbara's biography of Lasuen. (Submitted on February 3, 2011.) 
 
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Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. Marker - Wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 28, 2010
3. Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. Marker - Wide view
The marker is visible on the right, with the statue of Fr. DeLasuen on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,213 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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