The mission was located on this hill, above the cemetery.
On the mission site is this corner stake. Very little
remains to show this was once home to 600 natives and their Spanish keepers.
Just a tiny mound of adobe marks the fort's look-out tower
location at the northwest corner of the compound.
The Pai Pai Indian village of Santa Catarina is just over
the rise to the right, the cemetery is just below to the left. A running stream
is visible a short distance beyond. The Santa Catalina mission site is about a
half mile northwest of the village.
Santa Catarina is about 5 miles from the town of Independencia. Turn northeast off Hwy. 3 at 31°36.71', 115°53.35' (GPS map datum NAD27 Mexico).
Nearing Ensenada along Hwy. 3 are some examples of creative
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