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The California Missions Source Book: Key Information, Dramatic Images, and Fascinating Anecdotes Covering All 21 Missions

Third Edition

David J. McLaughlin
Rubén G. Mendoza

Since its release in 2009 The California Missions Source Book has become the definitive reference on the California missions. This third edition includes the 21 missions and San Antonio de Pala, the only mission-era asistencia (submission) which remains intact and continues to serve the descendants of its original Indian community.

The Source Book is an indispensable guide to the missions, richly illustrated with images, charts, and maps. The hard cover, spiral bound format makes it extra sturdy for use by scholars in the field, as well as for mission docents and visitors. A valuable resource with a beautiful presentation, The California Mission Source Book is a fine addition to the library of anyone interested in the California Missions.


David J. McLaughlin has written six books on the early history of California and New England as well as an illustrated timeline of Junípero Serra's life, and he has published several collections of his California Mission images.

Rubén G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, writer, photographer, widely published author, and founding faculty member of the California State University, Monterey Bay.

Published By Pentacle Press

8.5 x 8.5 in. 72 pages 80 color photos, 72 drawings, 15 paintings, 21 maps