Misión Santa Rosa de las Palmas

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Two names were given in succession to the Jesuit mission at Todos Santos in southern Baja California Sur, Mexico: Santa Rosa de las Palmas, and Nuestra Señora del Pilar de la Paz.

The site was initially a visita, or subordinate mission station of the mission at La Paz, established in 1724 by Jaime Bravo. It became the independent mission of Santa Rosa in 1733 under Sigismundo Taraval. However, it was destroyed in the following year during the great revolt of the local Pericú and Guaycura Indians. The mission was reestablished in 1735, and its dwindling population was augmented in 1748 when the remaining neophytes at La Paz were moved to Todos Santos and the mission took over the designation of its parent colony, Nuestra Señora del Pilar de La Paz. The mission was finally closed in 1840.


  • Crosby, Harry W. 1994. Antigua California: Mission and Colony on the Peninsular Frontier, 1697–1768. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
  • Vernon, Edward W. 2002. Las Misiones Antiguas: The Spanish Missions of Baja California, 1683–1855. Viejo Press, Santa Barbara, California.

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