Saturday, June 27, 2009

San Diego California Spanish Mission

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcola
San Diego Mission

The San Diego Mission is the first of 21 Spanish missions scattered up and down the California coast. For the majority of the world, this structure represents the birthplace of Christianity in the 'far west'. These missions are rich with history, which also includes Mormon history. We were gratified to see the plaque below, acknowledging the Mormon Battalion, and the contributions made in building and repairing this mission.