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Mission San Rafael Arcangel, was founded on December 14, 1817 by Father Vicente de Sarria. It was the 20th mission in the 21 mission chain in Alta California. It was named for Saint Raphael, the angel of healing. The mission was established as a hospital to treat the sick Indians from Mission San Francisco de Asis. The San Rafael warm weather helped heal the sick and injured Indians. On October 19, 1822, San Rafael was declared independent of Mission Dolores and raised to full mission stature.

The Indians patients had a difficult beginning at the mission. Many Indians were healed and cured under the care of Father Luis Gil who ran the hospital. Father Juan Amoros taught the Indians the trades. They became expert boatbuilders, blacksmiths, cowboys, carpenters and weavers. Many of the local Miwok Indians came to live at the mission. By 1828, there were 1,140 Indians living at the mission.

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Woodies on the Wharf

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The 22nd-annual classic-car tour is open to vehicles that could’ve run in the original Mille Miglia, which was contested from 1927 to 1957.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120229/CARNEWS04/120229809#ixzz1taFBBQ00

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The Basilica Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo in Carmel was built in 1771.  Luscious gardens fill the walls of the mission, along with an anonymous cemetery in honor of the native people.  The museum and the interior buildings are open year-round.

Located in Carmel by the sea, this is the 3rd Mission completed by the Spanish in California and is the final resting place of the founding father of California missions, Father Junipero Serra.

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