Baja California - Land of Missions

Introducing . . .

M & E Books is proud to announce the publication of Baja California Land of Missions written by David Kier. This 243-page work is a detailed history of the activities by the Spanish Empire, commissioning several orders of Catholic priests, and others, in an attempt to colonize the peninsula of California between 1535 and 1855. All twenty-seven missions are detailed as well as the satellite visita outposts and the more obscure, little-known, associated sites. The padres who served at each mission are listed along with the years they served. The El Camino Real mission road is discussed. Why the missions failed and what happened since they closed is also told. GPS waypoints for each mission and additional places of historic interest are provided. The mythical lost missions are detailed as well. Over 125 photographs, drawings and maps will visually take the reader to the missions as they were, and as they are now. A reference list of books plus detailed index will assist in further mission study or research.
ISBN 978-1-4951-9121-3

$29.95 includes tax and shipping to U.S. address
$33.95 to Canada
$49.95 to all other countries
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The old missions of Baja & Alta California

The story and details of how all the missions were actually founded, in the true order, and not just those on one side of a line that didn't exist when the missions were built.


There It Is: Baja! by Mike McMahan is a wonderful look at all the exciting places, history and adventures to be found on the fascinating peninsula,by a man famous for his Baja wall maps over the past 40+ years. Hardback, photo-filled, 240 pages.
1974 edition. $25.00 (includes tax and shipping)

'Baja California' by Ralph Hancock (with Ray Haller, Mike McMahan, Frank Alvarado) is a sportsman's adventure book about their 1952 expedition down the exotic Baja Peninsula, long before it was well known and over twenty years before a paved road could be traveled down to the tip. Hardback, photo-filled, 166 pages. 1953 edition. $25.00 (includes tax and shipping)

Get the wonderful story of Mike and Mary Ann Humfreville as they spent two summers, separated by several years, on the L.A. Bay area coast of Baja in Mike's classic written adventure: 'In the Shadow of the Volcano' c2006 $12.50 (includes tax and shipping)

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Circa 1757 - North
Circa 1757 - North
Circa 1757 - South
Circa 1757 - South
1757 Jesuit Maps of California showing missions as they were about 1747.
Included are 3 'started' missions in the north,
2 of which were never officially founded.