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Mission San Juan Capistrano

Founded in 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano is the seventh of California’s 21 famous missions. It received its nickname, the “Jewel” of the Missions, for its Great Stone Church, a then-modern marvel that took nine years to build and was completed in 1806. Six years later, a devastating earthquake left the church in ruins, which remained as a symbol of the community’s loss.

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