Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Winterhaven in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781

 
 
Site of MIssion La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2011
1. Site of MIssion La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 Marker
Inscription.  In October 1780, Father Francisco Garces and companions began Mission La Purisima Concepcion. The mission/pueblo site was inadequately supported, colinists ignored Indian rights, usurped the best lands and destroyed Indian crops. Completely frustrated and disappointed, the Quechans (Yumas) and their allies destroyed Concepcion in July 17-19, 1781
 
Erected 1982 by California Parks & Recreation, Quechan Tribe, Catholic Archdiocese of San Diego, Imperial Valley Pioneers and Squibob Chapter, E. Clampus VItus. (Marker Number 350.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists.
 
Location. 32° 43.831′ N, 114° 36.933′ W. Marker is near Winterhaven, California, in Imperial County. Marker is on Quechan Drive 0.1 miles north of Quechan Road, on the left when traveling north. The Mission is on top of a bluff bypassed
Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2011
2. Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 Marker
Looking south toward Yuma's Ocean to Ocean and Railroad bridges.
by Quechan Drive. It can be walked to, and there is sidewalk and trail from the Yuma Crossing Park, or one can park in the Quechan Tribal Museum area left turn on Picacho Road from Quechan Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winterhaven CA 92283, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fray Francisco Hermenegildo Garcés (here, next to this marker); Fort Yuma (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away in Arizona); A Memorial to the Inmates Who Died at the Arizona Territorial Prison (approx. 0.3 miles away in Arizona); Hotel San Carlos (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Commanding Officer's Quarters & Kitchen (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Quartermaster Depot Water Reservoir (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona); Office of the U. S. Army Depot Quartermaster (approx. 0.4 miles away in Arizona). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winterhaven.
 
More about this marker. This is also the site of the Fray Francisco Hermenegildo Garcés Marker
 
Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2011
3. Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, Marker
The statue and base with markers is visible at the left of this picture of the Saint Thomas Indian Mission. The La Purisima Concepcion marker faces the chapel.
Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2011
4. Site of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, 1780-1781 Marker
A little more detail on the sculpture from the north side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2011. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2011. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
May. 31, 2020