Mission San Diego

Mission San Diego

Mission San Diego de Alcala, California’s first church, was founded 16 July 16 1769. More than 200 years earlier, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo had named the bay as San Miguel; in 1602 Sebastian Viscaino renamed it San Diego after Saint Didacus of Alcala. By 1797 the Mission encompassed 50,000 acres. Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821; after the U.S. acquired California from Mexico, the U.S. military occupied the Mission. President Lincoln deeded it back to the church in 1862.

  • Place: San Diego CA
  • Camera: iPhone 4
  • Manipulation: Photogene, crop; Camera Bag, border

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