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Repplier, Agnes

(Encyclopedia) Repplier, Agnes rp´lr, 1858–1950, American essayist, b. Philadelphia. Her essays, esteemed for their scholarship and wit, are collected in several volumes, including Books and Men (…

Carmel-by-the-Sea

(Encyclopedia) Carmel-by-the-Sea or Carmelkärml´, village (1990 pop. 4,239), Monterey co., S central Calif., on the Monterey peninsula and Carmel Bay, southwest of Monterey; inc. 1916. It is a…

Ventura

(Encyclopedia) Ventura vntoo´r, city (1990 pop. 92,575), seat of Ventura co., SW Calif., on the Pacific coast in a farm and oil region; inc. 1866. Fruit and vegetable packing, petroleum production…

Fages, Pedro

(Encyclopedia) Fages, Pedro p´r fä´hs, fl. 1767–96, Spanish governor of Alta California (1782–91). In Mexico in 1767, he was ordered to accompany the expedition of Gaspar de Portolá, which…

San Juan Capistrano

(Encyclopedia) San Juan Capistrano sn wän kpsträ´n, city (1990 pop. 26,183), Orange co., S Calif.; inc. 1961. San Juan Capistrano has some manufactures, including aircraft parts, medical…

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…

Monterey

(Encyclopedia) Monterey mntr´, city (1990 pop. 31,954), Monterey co., W Calif., a port on Monterey Bay; founded 1770, inc. 1850. It is a popular resort, the home of many artists and writers, and…

Anza, Juan Bautista de

(Encyclopedia) Anza, Juan Bautista de hwän bouts´tä d än´sä, 1735–88, Spanish explorer and official in the Southwest and the far West, reputed founder of San Francisco, b. Mexico. Accompanied by…

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…

Camino Real, El

(Encyclopedia) Camino Real, El [Span.,=The Royal Road]. There are Camino Reals in most former Spanish possessions, including four in former Spanish territory in the United States. Probably the best-…