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

Lompoc's Mission Vieja

Lompoc's Mission Vieja Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 1, 2013
1. Lompoc's Mission Vieja Marker
Inscription.  Mission La Concepcion Purisima de Maria Santisima (Mission of the Immaculate Conception of most Holy Mary) was founded by Father Presidente Fermn de Lasuen on Dec. 8, 1787 at what is now Locust Avenue and F Street. It was the eleventh of 21 Franciscan Missions in California. During the mission's early years, several thousand Chumash Indians were baptized into the Catholic Church, over 100 large and small adobe buildings were built; a water system developed, crops planted and as many as 19,000 head of mission livestock roamed the valley. The year of 1812, also known as El Ano de los Temblores, brought disaster to the mission. On Dec. 2 of that fateful year, a powerful earthquake followed by rains and flooding destroyed most of the mission buildings. Because of frequent flooding, the fathers decided to rebuilt the mission at its present site known as "canyon of the wilderness".
Erected 1996.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1941.
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34° 38.219′ N, 120° 27.445′ W. Marker is in Lompoc, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South H Street and East Cypress Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located behind the Lompoc Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South H Street, Lompoc CA 93436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lompoc World War I Monument (a few steps from this marker); Lompoc Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Italian Stone Pines (within shouting distance of this marker); Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Site of Mission de La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima (approx. 0.4 miles away); La Purisima Mission State Historic Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); La Purisima Mission (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named La Purisima Mission (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lompoc.
Also see . . .  Lompoc Mural Society. Official website of the Lompoc Mural Society. (Submitted on November 20, 2013.) 
Additional commentary.
1. Lompoc's Mission Vieja Marker
As stated on the marker, the Lompoc Mural Society sponsored
Lompoc's Mission Vieja Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 1, 2013
2. Lompoc's Mission Vieja Mural
Marker is at the right end of the mural
the mural; Vicki Andersen of Lompoc, California was the artist; Harry & Jean Crompe, Pierre Claeyssens, Union Bank, American Express, and Phillips Petroleum funded the mural; and the Class of 1995 - Leadership Lompoc Valley sponsored the reader board.
    — Submitted November 20, 2013.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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