Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

California State Historic Landmark 233

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#233 Mission Nuestra Senora Dolorosisima de la Soledad
This mission, founded October 9, 1791, by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, ministered to the indians of the Salinas Valley. Governor Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga died here July 24, 1814 and was buried in the chapel. Prosperous in its early years, Soledad declined after 1825. Father Vincente Francisco Sarria, who stayed on in poverty, faithfully served the indians until his death in 1835. Secularized in 1835, the mission was regranted to the Bishop of Monterey in 1859. In ruins after 1874, the chapel was reconstructed and dedicated under the auspices of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, October 9, 1955.

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Fort Romie Rd (Co Rd G-17), 2.5 mi W of Soledad.


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