Father Lasuen founded this mission, named after John the Baptist, in 1797. Later in 1803, the cornerstone was laid making it the widest mission in El Camino Real. When death and desertion of the indigenous people reduced the missions’ numbers, the father tried to maintain interest in the mission by creating a male choir and writing their Christian teachings in many native languages. While secularization altered life at the mission, the father was always in attendance. San Juan Bautista is a significant segment of religious teaching for the local community today.
Mission San Juan Bautista is the 15th mission on the El Camino Real.
Will Casper, our black cat mascot, be fur-tunate to land on his feet should he tumble from the mission ledge? Purrhaps he will follow the myth of kitties having 9 lives!
We're a small workshop of 15 crew members in Wooster, Ohio who love our jobs of crafting replicas that hold deep meaning for you! This replica is made from 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and a little description on the back.