Mission San Antonio de Padua

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					Mission San Antonio de Padua
     Founded on July 14,1771

          Hunter Skoog
Table of contents

• Introduction
• Area in which the mission was built
• Life on the mission
• The mission today
• Google Earth Image
• References
• 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
  plowing fields.
• 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.

Websites: http://.kartoo.com
Mission Photos

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