Mission Santa Clara History

History In Brief Founded: 12 January 1777 by Saint Junípero Serra Named for: Saint Claire of Assisi Number in Series: 8th Indian Name: Thamien Brand:  Detail date: Item.     References California Missions by Sunset Editors. (September 1979) Sunset Pub Co Mission Info Page at url   Holding area for random notes: 12 January 1777: […]

Mission Santa Clara de Asís

Mission Santa Clara de Asís was founded 12 January 1777 (8th in order) by Saint Junípero Serra. The mission is named for Saint Claire of Assisi. The Indian name was Thamien. The original mission was moved many times due to flooding of the Guadalupe River. The third church was destroyed by earthquake in 1818. The […]