Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mission San Ignacio

The site for the future mission was discovered in 1706 by Francisco MarÌa Piccolo at the palm-lined CochimÌ oasis of Kadakaam·n ("arroyo of the carrizos"). The site proved to be a highly productive one agriculturally, and served as the base for later Jesuit expansion in the central peninsula. The impressive surviving church was constructed by the Dominican missionary Juan GÛmez in 1786. The mission was finally abandoned in 1840.

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