photo circa 1830
San Diego de Alcala
by Junipero Serra in July 16, 1769. Named for Saint Didacus of San Nicolas
del Puerto, Spain (San Diego de Acala de Henares, "Teacher of Divine
Precepts"). The Padre Jayne became California's martyr priest when
he was slain in the indian rebellion that resulted in the destruction
of original mission. The mission was moved five and half miles east
to its present site and rebuilt in 1776. The base of the belfry and
the bells are of the original mission. Occupied by the U.S. Army, 1850-1862.
Current structures were restored in 1931.
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