Mission San Antonio de Padua
Founded on July 14,1771
Table of contents
• Area in which the mission was built
• Life on the mission
• The mission today
• Google Earth Image
• Mission photos
• Missions were built because King Carlos III of
Spain wanted the missionaries to spread
Christianity and Catholicism, the catholic way of
life to the Native Americans.
• The Spanish were responsible for bringing the
missions to California.
• The road that connects missions, presidios and
pueblos is called El Camino Real also known as,
The King’s Highway.
Area in which the mission was built
• Mission San Antonio de Padua was built near the Salinas tribe area.
However, the land around the area is called Fort Hunter Liggett and it’s
near the town of Monterey.
• The people that lived in the area (or at the mission) were the Salinas Indian
tribe, and Spanish.
• The Mission is located on the Salinas River. One interesting thing the
mission still has is an old gristmill (a very old flour grinder). Behind the
Salinas River, there is a vegetable patch.
• In the summer the weather varies from sixty to seventy-one degrees, at
that time of year it is sunny. In the winter the weather varies from forty-
three degrees to fifty-three degrees at that time of year it is very cold and
Life on the mission
• In 1773, there were two-hundred people involved with
mission San Antonio de Padua. This was a big population
for any mission overall. In 1775, there was an attack
that disturbed the peace and on the same year an
Indian shot a person baptizing someone, and on 1771
the mission San Antonio de Padua had the first tiled
roofs and the first gristmill at a mission overall.
• The Indians had to learn Catholicism, Spanish and
• The ones who had to perform the work were the Salinas
• One of the crops is grain which the gristmill grinds into
flour, another crop were fruit trees, corn, beans and
peas. The animal were horses.
The mission today
• A priest is owning the mission today there is
also a olive tree still growing from the
eighteen-hundreds and it still produces olives,
the mission still has the original bell and the
gristmill is also there to and the clothe weaver.
• The mission is in great condition but it has a
few cracks here and there, and just like the
liberty bell, the original bell has a crack to.
• On 1773, the mission was moved to a different
place there is now a museum at the mission on
1884 the mission did fall into a ruin.
Google Earth Image
Serafin, Kim. The Missions of California-
San Antonio de Padua. New York: The
Rosen Publishing group,2000.