Ventura in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Buenaventura Mission Cross
The Alice M. Bartlett Club
of San Buenaventura, California,
to take the place of the Mission Cross erected
on this spot by the Franciscan Missionary
Padre Junipero Serra 1782
Erected 1912 by The Alice M. Bartlett Club. (Marker Number 113.)
Location. 34° 17.077′ N, 119° 17.77′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from Father Serra Cross when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Grant Park. Marker is in this post office area: Ventura CA 93001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ventura County Courthouse (approx. ľ mile away); Olivas Adobe (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Olivas Adobe (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Regarding San Buenaventura Mission Cross. The first cross on the hill known as "La Loma de la Cruz," or the Hill of the Cross, was erected by Junipero Serra at the founding of the Mission San Buenaventura on March 31, 1782. This was the ninth and last mission founded by Father Serra in California. SOURCE: California
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1. History of the Cross. On Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782, Spanish missionary, Father Junipero Serra, founded Mission San Buenaventura. Shortly after the Missionís founding, a large wooden cross was planted on top of a hill overlooking the Mission church. This highly visible cross served as a road sign for travelers in search of the Mission. The original cross was eventually lost to the elements and replaced in the 1860s. After the second cross blew down in a storm on November 5, 1875, it was not replaced for almost 40 years. Then, on Admissions Day, September 9, in 1912, members of the E.C.O. Club, a ladies service organization, erected a new wooden cross in the current location. The E.C.O. Club was dedicated to bringing culture and a historical perspective to the frontier. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. Fr Junipero Serra (1713 - 1784) - Find A Grave Memorial. Buried at the altar of Mission Carmel. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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