Santa Clara in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Sites of Mission Santa Clara de Assis
and Old Spanish Bridge
Santa Clara de Asis
January 12, 1777
the Franciscan Fathers
967 yards north, 334 yards
south of Bayshore Highway
Bridge No. 37–64
Erected 1953 by Santa Clara Lions Club. (Marker Number 250.)
Location. 37° 21.99′ N, 121° 56.489′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of De La Cruz Boulevard and Martin Avemie, on the right when traveling east on De La Cruz Boulevard. Touch for map. Located in City of Santa Clara’s “Memorial Cross Park,” Southeast corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Grimes CA 95950, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Walnut Growers Association (approx. ¾ mile away); Parade of Champions (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Santa Clara Interlocking Control Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Santa Clara Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away); S.E.S. (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Honeybees in California Santa Clara Depot (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Santa Clara Depot (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
Regarding Old Sites of Mission Santa Clara de Assis. The first mission in this valley, Mission Santa Clara de Thamien, was established at this site by Franciscan Padres Tomás de la Peña and Joseph Antonio Marguia January 17, 1777. Here, at the Indian village of So-co-is-u-ka, they erected a cross and shelter for worship to bring Christianity to the Costanoan Indians.
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Additional keywords. Mission Sata Clara de Asis, Father Junipero Serra, Father Juan Crespi
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Landmarks • Native Americans • Notable Buildings • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 4,615 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on November 8, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. 2. submitted on May 2, 2016, by George Midwin of San Jose, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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