Visita de Calamajué

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The Cochimí settlement of Calamajué in Baja California, Mexico was briefly, in 1766–1767, a Jesuit visita or subordinate mission station.

About 90 kilometers north of San Borja, Calamajué was found by the Jesuit missionary-explorer Ferdinand Konščak in 1751. It was intended to become the site of Mission Santa María. However, an apparently more suitable site for the latter was found about 50 kilometers farther north, at Cabujakaamung.

Calamajué also served as a travel station on the Camino Real Misionero between San Borja and Santa María. Adobe ruins and rock corrals now mark the location.

References[edit]

  • Vernon, Edward W. 2002. Las Misiones Antiguas: The Spanish Missions of Baja California, 1683–1855. Viejo Press, Santa Barbara, California.

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