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San Gabriel was the next mission to be founded. It stands in another rich plain not far from the sea and walled in behind by a rampart of high motmtains, white with snow when the oranges and olives are ripe in the valley. Near by to-day is the California Chicagito, still named for the little Spanish pueblo that once drowsed at As few people its base, Los Angeles, City of the Angels know the meaning of the name they mispronounce, the incongruity is less painful than it might be. San Luis Obispo, surrounded by bare chrome hills and During Father Serra's 1,084.

A sheep or a beef was always killed in honor of the guest he was invited to remain as long as he pleased, and sent on his way with a fresh horse. No questions were asked, but he was ; For the visitors soon ceased to merely priests. Many explorers cast anchor in the be bays La Perouse, Vancouver, Puget, Dufiot de Mofras expected to attend mass. — are the most celebrated — sailors deserted ships, and sethad been encoiuraged to emigrate from Mexico at once. These came by every packet-boat ^which, to be and they were given small farms sure, was not often!

Not only San Carlos de Monterey been founded, finished with a great feast little band was had the Mission tired of but a royal presidio. When the barracks were built the high stockade in- cluded not only the quarters of the governor and his and barracks for the soldiers and peons, but a and rooms for the missionaries. Later a Castillo (fort) was erected on an eminence above the harbor, and the presidio was rebuilt far from the shore and officers parish chapel about a large plaza. The natives proved docile and willing to be baptized.

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