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San Miguel in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mission Fields

 
 
Mission Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
1. Mission Fields Marker
Inscription. On Aug. 27, 1795, Padre Buenaventura Sitjar reported to Padre Fermin de Lasuen, Presidente of the California Missions, that the low land on both sides of the river at the proposed site of Mission San Miguel was sufficient to grow 300 fanegas of wheat. After the founding of the mission on July 25, 1797, this tract became one of the first wheat fields in California. 4700 bushels of wheat were harvested in 1800. This tract lies east of the mission.
 
Location. 35° 44.674′ N, 120° 41.855′ W. Marker is in San Miguel, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from Mission Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 775 Mission Street, San Miguel CA 93451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cross of El Camino Real (a few steps from this marker); Mission Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. John C. Fremont (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission San Miguel Arcangel (about 500 feet away); Fr. Fidelis Wieland, O.F.M (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Miguel Cemetery District
Mission Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
2. Mission Fields Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Elkhorn Saloon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Site Of San Miguel School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the courtyard of Mission San Miguel at Sheep Gate.
 
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Mission Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
3. Mission Fields Marker
This is the corridor to the courtyard gargen and where they would let the sheep pass thru into the quadrangle for shearing.
Mission Fields Marker & Sheep Gate image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
4. Mission Fields Marker & Sheep Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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