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Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Quilt Design and images Copyright by Susan Plack 1999

Mission Nuestra Senora De La Soledad was called Our Lady of Solitude because of its lonely location. The lonileness, damp winter winds and hard soil made the location of the Mission a hard one to make prosper. Disaster struck on numerous occassions. Royal gifts that were to be sent to the Mission never arrived. The adobe deteriorated with the hot dry summers and the wet winters. An epidemic threatened to wipe out the population.

By the time the site was returned to the United States by the church nothing remained but pieces of the adobe walls. The floor of the mission church was later found intact under layers of silt from the flood waters. Restoration has been a difficult process.

The kids and I actually never saw this mission. It was closed by the time we got to it and it really is out in the middle of no where. Michael hopped the fence and ran in for a photo, while the kids and I kept watch in the car.

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