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Founding of Mission San Jose

 
 
Founding of Mission San Jose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 4, 2020
1. Founding of Mission San Jose Marker
Inscription.  This tablet dedicated May 30, 1947 as part of ceremonies commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Mission San Jose by Father Fermin Lasuen, June 11, 1797.
 
Erected 1947 by Native Sons of the Golden West Washington Parlor No. 169.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location. 37° 32.006′ N, 121° 55.185′ W. Marker is in Fremont, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Mission Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43300 Mission Boulevard, Fremont CA 94539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); Vallejo Homesite (within shouting
Founding of Mission San Jose Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 4, 2020
2. Founding of Mission San Jose Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here to the left of the door of the mission's arcade fronting Mission Boulevard, with an Alameda County Historical Society plaque commemorating the founding of the Mission also visible above the door. (See next photo.)
distance of this marker); Mission San José (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Ehrman General Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leland Stanford Winery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
 
Also see . . .  The Story of Mission San Jose (Mission San Jose). "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. They were founded to secure Spain's claim to this land and to teach the native people Christianity and the Spanish way of life...." (Submitted on December 9, 2020.) 
 
Alameda Historical Society plaque commemorating the founding of Mission San Jose image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 4, 2020
3. Alameda Historical Society plaque commemorating the founding of Mission San Jose
Commemorating La Mision del Gloriosisimo Patriarca Señor San José founded 1797.
Mission San Jose Church image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 4, 2020
4. Mission San Jose Church
<i>"Mission San Jose de Guadalupe"</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Angeleno Cards, circa 1910
5. "Mission San Jose de Guadalupe"
"Contrary to what you may have read in most books, we are not the Mission San Jose de Guadalupe. In the early part of the 1900's, a sign was erected on the roof of the Museum which said "Mission San Jose de Guadalupe." Many books have since been published and, unfortunately, the authors use this reference in their stories. When this Mission was founded it was named "La Mision del Gloriosisimo Patriarch San Jose" in honor of St. Joseph. All of our record books refer to the Mission as Mission San Jose. Though the pueblo (city) of San Jose was founded 13 miles south near the Guadalupe River, the only connection between the pueblo and the Old Mission is that both were named in honor of St. Joseph." - Mission San Jose website
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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