Baja California Land of Missions

by David Kier

Updated in 2021 with revised information:

Baja California Land of Missions, 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. $45.95 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 for details. The history of our California and Baja California missions is too interesting and important to not know.

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Old Missions of the Californias

by Max Kurillo & David Kier

Following the success of their 2012 book, The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834, Max Kurillo and David Kier have produced a revised and expanded edition in 2020, titled Old Missions of the Californias. All 48 of the California missions are detailed in the order of their founding and not based on a border that didn’t exist when the missions were built. Maps and photos from past and present provide a look at the missions from yesterday and today. Also Included are chapters on the founding Catholic Orders, on the mission road, El Camino Real, and a complete reference list of additional mission history sources. This comprehensive yet compact work belongs in your glovebox, backpack, and home library to enrich your travel and mission history experiences.

Old Missions of the Californias

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Harry Crosby Books

Gateway to Alta California

by Harry Crosby

©2003 (list $39.95)
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Portrait of Paloma

by Harry Crosby

©2001 (list $14.95)
Special Price $7.00 (includes U.S. shipping)

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In the Shadow of the Volcano

by Michael Humfreville

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’ ©2006

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