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proclamation

First Week of May Declared MISSION TRAILS WEEK in California

In 1954 the California Mission Trails Association is cited in a proclamation signed by Governor Goodwin J. Knight for their work …

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El Camino Real Postcard

Early Postcard for California’s Royal Road

Postcards from the first half of the 20th century give us a glimpse of the past. The postcard below shows an …

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Allison Herrera's family near Toro Creek

In California, Salinan Indians Are Trying To Reclaim Their Culture And Land

I grew up in San Luis Obispo, a small town about 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in central California. …

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map of indigenous lands

Aboriginal Pathways and Trading Routes Were California’s First Highways

On July 16, 1769, the Spanish Franciscan friar Junipero Serra planted a cross and founded the Mission San Diego near the …

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