Friday, August 14, 2009

St. Francis de Paula Mission

This Mission sits in the middle of the village and was built in 1865 to commerate the battle of Round Mountain where the settlers were fighting with the Apaches. It is one of twenty two missions built around that time scattered throughout California, Arizona and here established under Fr. Junipero Serra.

The front walkways are a riot of color right now with the blooming along both sides leading to the church.

The day was perfect and the brilliant blue sky looked the same as I imagine it did a hundred years ago when the church was younger.

Christmas time is the time that the church gets alot of attention, the village goes all out with luminarias and the church glows from every angle.

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