California Mission Studies Association
From the end of the seventeenth century through the early nineteenth century, missionaries from the Jesuit, Franciscan, and Dominican orders founded numerous missions in Baja California. In this article we introduce readers in Alta California to these missions, which along with El Camino Real de las Californias, were the most important institutions used by the Spanish Crown to colonize the Pacific coast of North America.
Bendímez Patterson, Julia, Antonio Porcayo Michelini, and Lee Panich (2016). The Missions and Camino Real of Baja California: A Binational View. Boletín: Journal of the California Missions Foundation 32(1):120-141.