California Catholic Missions Road Trip

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La Purisima Mission in Lompoc, California.  Mision La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima was founded on December 8, 1787 by Franciscan Padre Presidente Fermin Francisco Lasuen. La Purisima was the eleventh mission of the twenty-one Spanish Missions established in what later became the state of California.  Volunteers dressed in period clothes grinding corn in the courtyard for Purisima People's Day.