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

Mission San Miguel Arcangel

 
 
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Irving Gerswin Villasenor Atajar, November 28, 2009
1. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker
Inscription. Selecting this site because of the great number of Salinan Indians living hereabout. Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M., second president of the California Missions. Founded San Miguel Archangel on July 25,1797. The sixteenth in a chain of twenty-one Franciscan Missions. Its influence has played not only upon the native population but upon the history of California as whole.
 
Erected 1966 by California State Park Comm, San Luis Obispo Co. Historical Society, Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 326.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 35° 44.599′ N, 120° 41.875′ W. Marker is in San Miguel, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from Mission Street near El Camino Real (California Highway 101). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1425 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 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission Fields (about 500 feet away); Fr. Fidelis Wieland, O.F.M
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
2. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker
(about 600 feet away); Mission Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Lt. Col. John C. Fremont (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Miguel Cemetery District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rios-Caledonia Adobe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Site Of San Miguel School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel.
 
Regarding Mission San Miguel Arcangel. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.326 on August 8, 1939.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker and Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
3. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker and Plaques
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
4. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker
Marker to the left of the entrance.
Mission San Miguel Arcangel image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 28, 2009
5. Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Marker is located behind the red car.
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Campanario image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 28, 2009
6. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Campanario
Mission San Miguel Grounds image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 28, 2009
7. Mission San Miguel Grounds
El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
8. El Camino Real Bell
A small plaque reads:
Mission San Miguel
El Camino Real Bell
Restored November 8, 1997
Kern District #13
California Federation
Of Women's Clubs
Bicentennial 1797-1997
Interior of Mission San Miguel image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 28, 2009
9. Interior of Mission San Miguel
Interior of the Church - 1934 image. Click for more information.
By Roger Sturtevant, Photographer, January 28, 1934
10. Interior of the Church - 1934
Historic American Buildings Survey
Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division HABS CAL,40-SANMI.V,1-
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Mission San Miguel Arcangel Church Altar image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
11. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Church Altar
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Church image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
12. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Church
As seen from the Altar.
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Church image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
13. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Church
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Church image. Click for full size.
14. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Church
Photo of San Miguel Mission from inside of the museum
Mission San Miguel Arcangel image. Click for full size.
By Roger Sturtevant, Photographer, January 17, 1934
15. Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Historic American Buildings Survey
Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division
HABS CAL,40-SANMI.V,1-
Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, November 28, 2009
16. Mission San Miguel Arcangel Marker
Upper Plaque
In Loving Memory of
Catherine Campbell Hearst
Wife, Mother, Daughter of God
1917 - 1999
From her daughters
Dedicated September 21, 2003


Lower Plaque
Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses National significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
The Mission San Miguel complex is one of the most intact of the original California Missions. The property conveys the comprehensive nature of a Mission community and the Church interiors exhibit the only surviving example of unrestored Colonial art in any of the California Missions.
2006
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 4,090 times since then and 109 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   5, 6. submitted on November 30, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   7. submitted on December 1, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   8. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   9. submitted on December 1, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   10. submitted on December 7, 2009.   11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   15. submitted on December 7, 2009.   16. submitted on November 30, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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