Mission number 13 on the El Camino Real, it was founded in 1791 by Father Lasuen as a resting place between Mission Carmel and Mission San Antonio in a lonely barren plain. It quickly grew as a strong agriculture location for over six thousand head of cattle, five thousand sheep, and six hundred horses.
The Salinas river overflowed in 1824, 1828, and 1832 which created irreparable damage to buildings, washed away crops and caused much sickness.
This unhappy mission was abandoned. In 1954 it had all but disappeared until the Native Daughters of the Golden West preserved the chapel.
Handcrafted by our small workshop crew in Wooster, Ohio, this replica is made from 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and a little description on the back.
Look for our black cat, Casper,purrfectly content to sit next to the stone wall of the mission. He's our official mascot, which means you'll possess an authentic Cat's Meow.