The following are my photos from five visits to Mission Santa María, from the photo albums of VivaBaja.com, showing the man-made artifacts from the 1700s (mainly in 1768 by the Franciscans who replaced the Jesuits in California, who founded this mission in October 1766 (at Calamajué) and moved it here in May 1767, for better water. The mission was abandoned after the 1774 census, by the Dominicans. They replaced the Franciscans in Baja California, in 1773.
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The next morning:
A Howard Gulick photo from the same location in 1961, to compare:
- GPS: 29.731742, -114.547379
- Directions: Highway #1, Km. 180.8 (south from San Quintín), then 15 miles east on an extremely difficult and potentially dangerous 4×4 trail!
- Mission Santo Domingo in photos: https://vivabaja.com/santo-domingo-in-photos/
- Mission Rosario de Arriba in photos: https://vivabaja.com/rosario-de-arriba/
- Mission Rosario de Abajo in photos: https://vivabaja.com/rosario-de-abajo
- Mission San Fernando in photos: https://vivabaja.com/san-fernando/
- Mission San Borja in photos: https://vivabaja.com/san-borja/
- Mission Santa Gertrudis in photos: https://vivabaja.com/santa-gertrudis/
- All the missions, quick look and history, north to south: https://vivabaja.com/mission-site-photos/