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The Old Franciscan Missions of California

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Author: George W. James
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,408 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.8
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 538
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9462
Genres: History, Religion
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itecture of their railway stations, and romantic, historic naming of their hotels--have called their Grand Canyon hotel, El Tovar, their hotel at Las Vegas, Cardenas, and the one at Williams (the junction point of the main line with the Grand Canyon branch), _Fray Marcos._

Poor Coronado, disappointed as to the finding and gaining of great stores of wealth at Zuni, pushed on even to the eastern boundaries of Kansas, but found nothing more valuable than great herds of buffalo and many people, and returned crestfallen, broken-hearted and almost disgraced by his own sense of failure, to Mexico. And there he drops out of the story. But others followed him, and in due time this northern portion of the country was annexed to Spanish possessions and became known as New Mexico.

In the meantime the missionaries of the Church were active beyond the conception of our modern minds in the newly conquered Mexican countries.

The various orders of the Roman Catholic Church were indefatigable in thei

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