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  Unit 2: Colonial California

The Mission Era
This site focuses on the history of California under Spanish and Mexican rule. It contains 49 watercolors of the California missions by artist Edward Vischer (1808-1878). Click "Container Listing" in the left frame to see the images.

California Mission Studies Association
This site includes information on California's missions and archaeological and preservation projects as well as an illustrated glossary of mission-related terms.

Coastal Navigation and Exploration of the Monterey Bay Area
This online article by Dr. Gary Breschini provides detailed information on Spanish exploration of the California coast after 1500.


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