The Missions of California

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The Missions of California
Missions cover 2007.jpg
Directed by R.J. Adams
Produced by Diane C. Adams
Written by R.J. Adams
Distributed by History Quest Video
Release dates
United States April 10, 2007
Running time
60 mins.
Country U.S.A.
Language English language

The Missions of California is an in-depth documentary covering every aspect of the twenty one California Missions chronologically from San Diego to the Wine Country of Napa-Sanona by using a combination of HD color footage, crystal clear archival film and a rare collection of historic photographs.


Re-tracing the footsteps of the early Spanish Padres along the historic El Camino Real, the film captures and beauty and essence of these legendary landmarks from the inside out. The film also features many of California's most important events such as the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and the great California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century as well many of the state's most famous personalities.

The Missions[edit]


  • Forbes, Alexander (1839). California: A History of Upper and Lower California. Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, London. 
  • Neuerburg, Norman (ed.) (1995). Saints of the California Missions. Bellerophon books, Santa Barbara, Ca. ISBN 088388139X. 
  • Krell, Dorothy (ed.) (1979). The California Missions: A Pictorial History. Sunset Publishing Corporation, Menlo Park, CA. ISBN 0-376-05172-8. 
  • Leffingwell, Randy (2005). California Missions and Presidios: The History & Beauty of the Spanish Missions. Voyageur Press, Inc., Stillwater, MN. ISBN 0-89658-492-5. 
  • Yenne, Bill (2004). The Missions of California. Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, CA. ISBN 1-59223-319-8. 
  • Jones, Terry L. and Kathryn A. Klar (eds.) (2007). California Prehistory: Colonization, Culture, and Complexity. Altimira Press, Landham, MD. ISBN 0-7591-0872-2. 

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