Forgot your password?  

Resources for students & teachers

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 194 pages of information about The Old Franciscan Missions Of California.

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA is six miles from Sargent’s Station on the Southern Pacific.  Two stages run daily, fare $1.00 for the round trip.  Visitors may be accommodated at the Plaza Hotel, conducted by William Haydon.  From Los Angeles to Sargent’s, 394 miles, fare $11.65.  From San Francisco, 87 miles, fare $2.35.

SAN CARLOS BORROMEO, MONTEREY.  The old presidio church is in the town of Monterey, and reached by car-line from Hotel del Monte or the town.  San Carlos Carmelo is about six miles from Monterey, and must be reached by carriage or automobile.  By far the best way is to stop at either Hotel del Monte or Hotel Carmelo, Pacific Grove, and then on taking the seventeen-mile drive, make the side trip to San Carlos.  To Monterey from San Francisco, on the Southern Pacific Railway, is 126 miles, fare $3.00.  Friday to Tuesday excursion, round trip, $4.50.  From Los Angeles to Monterey, Southern Pacific Railway, 398 miles, fare $11.45.

SANTA CRUZ.  It is well to go from San Francisco on the narrow gauge, 80 miles, Southern Pacific, and return on the broad gauge, 121 miles.  Fare on either line $2.80.  On the narrow gauge are the Big Trees, at which an interesting stop-over can be enjoyed.

SANTA CLARA.  While there is a city of Santa Clara it is better to go to San Jose (the first town established in California), and stay at Hotel Vendome, and then drive or go by electric car, down the old Alameda to Santa Clara Mission, 3-1/2 miles.

MISSION SAN JOSE.  So called to distinguish it from the city of San Jose.  By Southern Pacific Railway from San Francisco to Irvington, 34 miles, fare 85 cents.  Or from the city of San Jose, 14 miles by Southern Pacific, or a pleasant carriage drive.  From Irvington to the Mission, three miles, stage twice daily, fare 25 cents.

SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS is on Sixteenth and Dolores Streets, three miles from Palace Hotel.  Take Valencia or Howard electric cars.

SAN RAFAEL.  There is nothing left at San Rafael of the old Mission.  The town is reached by North Pacific Coast Railway, 18 miles, or California Northwestern, 15 miles, fare 35 cents.

SAN FRANCISCO SOLANO is in the town of Sonoma.  Reached by North Pacific Coast Railway, 43 miles, fare $1.00.

THE END.

Follow Us on Facebook