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San Juan Bautista

(Encyclopedia) San Juan Bautista sn wän bt´st, mission, W Calif., in the fertile San Juan valley. Largest of the California missions, San Juan Bautista (1797) draws thousands of visitors annually.

Serra, Saint Junípero

(Encyclopedia) Serra, Saint Junípero hoon´pr s´rä, 1713–84, Spanish Franciscan missionary in North America, b. Majorca. His name was originally Miguel José Serra, and Junípero was his name in…

The Swallows of San Juan Capistrano

Back from winter vacation in Argentina by Gerry Brown The interior of the San Juan Capistrano mission. Related Links San Juan CapistranoswallowJunipero SerraThey're on their way…

olive

(Encyclopedia) olive, common name for the Oleaceae, a family of trees and shrubs (including climbing forms) of warm temperate climates and of the Old World tropics, especially Asia and the East…

San Diego, Calif.

Mayor: Kevin Faulconer (to Jan. 2017)2010 census population (rank): 1,307,402 (8); Male: 660,626 (50.5%); Female: 646,776 (49.5%); White: 769,971 (58.9%); Black: 87,949 (6.7%); American…

American architecture

(Encyclopedia) American architecture, the architecture produced in the geographical area that now constitutes the United States. Early History American architecture properly begins in the 17th cent…