The 19th of the California missions, Santa Ines Virgen y Martir was founded September 17, 1804, and named for Saint Agnes of Assisi, a 13-year-old Roman girl who was martyred in A.D. 304. It is one of few inland missions, built on a
Formally named San Luis Rey de Francia, after St. Louis IX, King of France, the 18th Alta California mission was founded June 13, 1798, by Fathers Fermin Lasuen, Antonio Peyri, and Juan Santiago in present-day Oceanside. The indigenous
Number 17 of the 21 missions, San Fernando Rey de España was established September 8, 1797, by Fathers Fermin Lasuen (this was the 4th mission he had founded that same summer), and Francisco Dumetz. They named it for St. Ferdinand III,
According to one account the “Belle of St. Louis,” teenaged Fanny White came to California in a covered wagon with her family during the gold rush, accompanied all the way by an ardent, and determined, suitor named Edward J. C. Kewen.