Oceanside in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mission San Luis Rey
The garden wall extended along what is now the west side of Douglas Drive, down Pala Road, along Peyri Road and back up to Douglas. Originally about seven feet high, the walled garden had an entry gate on what is now Peyri Road. Other gates may have been located around the garden's perimeter, but have not yet been identified.
The Mission San Luis Rey was one of the most properous of all the missions in Alta California. Over a period of about 37 years, using largely Luiseno labor, the fathers established an impressive religious compound including a chapel, living quarters, work shops, gardens and fields. Those Luiseno not accommodated within the Mission proper lived in a racheria, located 200 yards north of the Mission.
In 1835, the Mexican government took control of the Mission and its lands. By 1850, the area fell under American domination. President Abraham Lincoln later returned ownership of the missions to the Church, but did not convey much of the surrounding lands formerly associated with them.
Location. 33° 14.116′ N, 117° 19.288′ W. Marker is in Oceanside, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Peyri Road south of Aliento Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This is located just North of the Mission and right across from Heritage Park Village and Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Peyri Road, Oceanside CA 92054, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Mission San Luís Rey de Francia (approx. Ľ mile away); El Camino Real Bell (approx. 3.2 miles away); Guajome Ranch House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Boys of '45 (approx. 4 miles away); Retreat Hell! (approx. 4 miles away); Andrew Jackson Myers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Oceanside Pier (approx. 4.6 miles away); Remember Pearl Harbor (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oceanside.
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