California Missions Trail

The Road the Famous Fathers Trod

Early Postcard for California's Royal Road

Postcards from the first half of the 20th century give us a glimpse of the past. The route shown on the postcard below has the missions often located on spurs that are off the main road. The postcard shows an image of the Monterey and Ventura Missions, yet it sends greetings from the City of Fullerton. The image was copyrighted in 1906.

El Camino Real Postcard