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Ventura in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

San Buenaventura Mission Cross

 
 
San Buenaventura Mission Cross Marker (front right) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
1. San Buenaventura Mission Cross Marker (front right)
Inscription.
Restored September 9, 1912
by
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. Touch 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 5 other markers are within 11 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); Olive (approx. 9.8 miles away); "La Jenelle" (approx. 10.6 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
Junipero Serra's Cross image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
2. Junipero Serra's Cross
founded by Father Serra in California. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, Calfiornia State Parks
 
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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.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Places
 
Padre Junipero Serra Marker (front left) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
3. Padre Junipero Serra Marker (front left)
In Memory of the
200th Anniversary
of the Birth of
Padre Junipero Serra
Founder of the
Fanciscan Missions
of California
who closed the labor of his useful
life with the founding of
The Mission of
San Buenaventua
march 31, 1782
This tablet is placed by
The Ventura Chamber of Commerce
The Serra Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
4. The Serra Cross Marker
Landscaping and Masonry
by Ventura Downtown
Lions Club
1964-65
Ernest N. Joyce - Project Chairman
John McDonald, Jr. - President
Grant Park Conservancy Marker (back left) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
5. Grant Park Conservancy Marker (back left)
In appreciation of
E.J. and Myra Harrison Family
for their generous donation of the
Grant Park Conservancy
and the purchase of this historic property
December 31, 2003
Grant Park Conservancy Marker (back center) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
6. Grant Park Conservancy Marker (back center)
In appreciation of
The Hogan Family Foundation
for their generous donation to the
Grant Park Conservancy
toward the purchase of this history property
December 31, 2003
Grant Park Conservancy Marker (back right) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
7. Grant Park Conservancy Marker (back right)
In appreciation of
Jeff and Denise Sponseller
for their generous donation to the
Grant Park Conservancy
toward the purchase of this historic property
December 31, 2003
Junipero Serra's Cross image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
8. Junipero Serra's Cross
Junipero Serra's Cross image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
9. Junipero Serra's Cross
View of Ventura Coastline from Grant Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
10. View of Ventura Coastline from Grant Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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