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Updated in 2018 with many new photographs and revised information for 17 missions: 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, attempting 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.



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. $29.95 includes tax and shipping to U.S. address. $33.95 to Canada. $49.95 to all other countries. Tax and Shipping Included. Schools, Clubs, Organizations can qualify for special pricing on orders of 10 or more books. Email M & E Books at oldmissions@gmail.com for details. The history of our California and Baja California missions is too interesting and important to not know.
$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 book is 8 1/2" x 8 1/2", 209 pages, over 40 maps, and 60 pictures. $22.95 + $3.50 shipping to U.S. address. Total: $26.45 USD
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The intrigue and romance of bells have captured the imagination of people from all walks of life, the bells found in the museum of the mission in Ventura are so unique and mysterious as to almost defy reason. They resided there inspiring awe and wonder. These bells are like no others, they are beautifully hand carved from wood. This book contains a wealth of detail, historical fact, interpretation and imaginative reason to uncover their secrets.
$18.95 + $2.50 for postage for US addresses $ 22.75 to Canada

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Catalog of Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes Historic bells 1906-1941, featured section on El Camino Real Bells and The California Bell Company.This catalog is the very first of its kind, illustrating the series of bells and souvenir item assigned and cast by Mrs. Forbes from 1906 to 1941. 227 pages, over 220 B/W pictures.
Book size: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2”, price $20.95, Postage free within U.S. mailing; outside U.S. subject to U.S. Post Office rates.
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The Franciscan Mission of California 1769-1823, A New Look at the 22 Franciscan Missions. The Franciscan missions in this book offers an overview of each mission and provides the background to the California mission system, over 120 B/W pictures. >Book size 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".   Price $18.95, postage free within U.S., mailing outside U.S. subject to U.S. Post Office rates.
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Old Mission Series, Spanish Nueva (Alta) California,
MISSION SAN DIEGO DE ALCALÁ.
This booklet is a brief look into the mission of our Spanish and Mexican history and heritage. Each has its unique history. 24 pages, 15 illustrations. Booklet size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".   Price $5.00, postage free within U.S. mailing; outside U.S. subject to U.S. Post Office rates.
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Old Mission Series, Spanish Nueva (Alta) California, MISSION SAN LUIS REY. This booklet is a brief look into the mission of our Spanish and Mexican history and heritage. Each has its unique history. 24 pages, 15 illustrations. 1/2".   Price $5.00, postage free within U.S. mailing; outside U.S. subject to U.S. Post Office rates.
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Old Mission Series, Spanish Nueva (Alta) California,
MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO.
This booklet is a brief look into the mission of our Spanish and Mexican history and heritage. Each has its unique history. 24 pages, 15 illustrations. Booklet size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".   Price $5.00, postage free within U.S. mailing; outside U.S. subject to U.S. Post Office rates.
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Old Mission Series, Spanish Nueva (Alta) California,
MISSION SAN GABRIEL ARCANGEL.
This booklet is a brief look into the mission of our Spanish and Mexican history and heritage. Each has its unique history. 24 pages, 15 illustrations. Booklet size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".   Price $5.00, postage free within U.S. mailing; outside U.S. subject to U.S. Post Office rates.
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Tom Miller's Baja Book III from 1992, was the best-selling guide to Baja's roads using satellite images for maps. 180+ pages. Limited Supply. $20 includes tax and U.S. shipping. Canada: $24 USD. Other countries: $40 USD.
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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 to U.S. address).
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Baja Outpost, The Guest Book from Patchen's Cabin. This charming book is comprised of excepts from the guest book at Marvin and Aletha Patchen's tiny cabin in the Cataviña desert area of central Baja California.   Visited by old-timers and newcomers alike. These unvarnished and eclectic entries take readers on a vicarious tour of the diverse Baja California peninsula Book size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Price $12.95, postage free within U.S. mailing; outside U.S. subject to U.S. Post Office rates.
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A DAY OR TWO IN THE NAPA VALLEY, AN "INSIDER'S" GUIDE FOR THOSE PLANNING SHORT VISITS TO CALIFORNIA'S BEAUTIFUL NAPA VALLEY.
Author Orr's unique knowledge of the area eventually led to establishing his own Wine Tour Company, organizing and conducting private tine tours for visitors from around the world. Featuring unique wine tours anyone can take. Book size: 6" x 9". price $19.95, postage free within U.S. mailing; outside U.S. subject to U.S. Post Office rates.
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