10 Interesting Mission San Buenaventura Facts

Friday, August 1st 2014. | Religion


Mission San Buenaventura Facts present the ideas about the mission known as the mission by the sea. It was founded on 31 March 1782 in Easter Sunday. If you want to educate yourself more about this mission, read the complete explanation below:

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 1: founder

The founder of Mission San Buenaventura was Fray Junipero Serra. There were some assigned padres in the mission such as Fray Francisco Dumetz, Fray Vincente de Santa MarĂ­a and Fray Benito Cambo.

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 2: patron name

Mission San Buenaventura has some patron names like cardinal and renowned philosopher, Doctor of the Church, Named in honor of Saint Bonaventure and a 13th century Franciscan.

Mission San Buenaventura Church

Mission San Buenaventura Church

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 3: the ninth mission

Mission San Buenaventura was the ninth mission of Spain. Actually it should be the 3rd mission. It was canceled for more than 13 years.

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 4: Point Dume

Point Dume was located between Point Mugu and Malibu. The name of the point was derived from the name of Fr. Dumetz. In 1793, Captain George Vancouver met Fr. Dumetz at the mission. It inspired him to name the point as Point Dume. Find out another mission in Mission Santa Cruz facts.

Mission San Buenaventura Facts

Mission San Buenaventura Facts

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 5: President

On 10 May 1901, President and Mrs. William McKinley came to Mission San Buenaventura for a visit.

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 6: whaling ships

There were several whaling ships anchoring near the mission. They would like to trade for Yankee Dollars or cattle hide and restock the food.

Mission San Buenaventura Inside

Mission San Buenaventura Inside

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 7: location

The location of Mission San Buenaventura is around 70 miles north of Los Angeles. It is in the city of San Buenaventura. The city was established during the mission.

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 8: population

The highest recorded population in Mission San Buenaventura was 1,328 in 1816. There were at least 1,107 marriages conducted in the city.

Mission San Buenaventura Old Pic

Mission San Buenaventura Old Pic

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 9: Agriculture

Mission San Buenaventura developed the Agriculture. There were several agricultural items produced during the harvest time such as barley, peas, beans, corn, lentils, wheat, broad beans and chickpeas.

Mission San Buenaventura Facts 10: live stock

During the peak year in 1816, the mission owned 23,400 cattle, 4,493 horses and 12,144 sheep.

Mission San Buenaventura

Mission San Buenaventura

You can enjoy special attraction when visiting the mission. A garden in the mission is decorated with educational displays, stone grotto and a fountain. Are you fascinated with facts about Mission San Buenaventura?


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