Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

If you are a third grader in California, chances are that you are doing your Mission Project this year, and my third grade daughter is no exception. Each student is assigned one of the California missions upon which to report. My daughter reported on Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (she received an “A” no less!). As we made the rounds of relatives over the holiday, we stopped in San Luis Obispo so she could see the mission in person. What an easy visit — just a couple minutes off Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, easy parking and no crowds. We spent about 30 minutes at the mission before moving on down the coast for lunch in Santa Barbara.

Mission San Luis Obispo del Tolosa, chapel interior.  Established in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded by Junipero Serra, first president of the California missions.  It was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma.  Built by the Chumash indians living in the area, its combination of belfry and vestibule is unique among California missions.  In 1846 John C. Fremont and his California battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico

Mission San Luis Obispo del Tolosa, chapel interior. Established in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded by Junipero Serra, first president of the California missions. It was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma. Built by the Chumash indians living in the area, its combination of belfry and vestibule is unique among California missions. In 1846 John C. Fremont and his California battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico.
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Location: Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California, USA

Mission San Luis Obispo del Tolosa, chapel interior.  Established in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded by Junipero Serra, first president of the California missions.  It was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma.  Built by the Chumash indians living in the area, its combination of belfry and vestibule is unique among California missions.  In 1846 John C. Fremont and his California battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico

Mission San Luis Obispo del Tolosa, chapel interior. Established in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded by Junipero Serra, first president of the California missions. It was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma. Built by the Chumash indians living in the area, its combination of belfry and vestibule is unique among California missions. In 1846 John C. Fremont and his California battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico.
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Location: Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California, USA

Mission bells, Mission San Luis Obispo del Tolosa.  Established in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded by Junipero Serra, first president of the California missions.  It was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma.  Built by the Chumash indians living in the area, its combination of belfry and vestibule is unique among California missions.  In 1846 John C. Fremont and his California battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico

Mission bells, Mission San Luis Obispo del Tolosa. Established in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded by Junipero Serra, first president of the California missions. It was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma. Built by the Chumash indians living in the area, its combination of belfry and vestibule is unique among California missions. In 1846 John C. Fremont and his California battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico.
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Location: Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California, USA