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THE OLD MISSIONS OF BAJA & ALTA CALIFORNIA (NEW BOOK)

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade - Other' started by David K, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Sep 19, 2012 at 1:07 AM
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    Tacomas are one the most popular trucks in Baja and made in Baja... So, one of the activities can be to visit the California Spanish Missions... which began in Baja (which was California first) and expanded all over the peninsula and eventually came into Alta (Upper) California, which is part of the United States, since 1848.

    If you live in California, have you visited the old missions? Did you know there are 21 in California (USA) and 27 in Baja California (Mexico)? The missions were how the Europeans first colonized California by converting the native Indians to the European way of living. That wasn't a good thing for the majority of Indians, specially those in Baja California that were the first exposed to European diseases for the 72 years before the Padres came north to San Diego, and beyond.

    The missions were established from 1697 to 1834 (after Mexico won its independence from Spain, 1821). School children in California study and build models of the missions, but only the 21 in Alta California! They are taught that San Diego was the first mission, but it was not. It was the 19th California Mission out of 48 in all.

    Learn how the missions came to be built and why, what happened to them and see how they were built in no special order, but randomly as the Spanish or Padres saw fit to pacify an Indian village or establish a farming area.

    Each mission is numbered based on the founding date, maps show their location and make it easy to see the order in which they were built in Old California from Los Cabos north to beyond San Francisco Bay.

    Over 140 pages, 160 photos and maps... More on our web site including how to order now, and save in September before the book's October release: http://oldmissions.com

    Also, 'like' us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oldmissions

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  2. Sep 20, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    I will give you 5bucks and pick it up.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    That's less than it costs to print! But thanks for asking... lol.
     
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    I'll buy one tonight after work.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Thank you! The special price is good to Sept. 30...
     
  6. Sep 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Thought this was an old book you bought so I that's why I offered 5.
     
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    To say it wasn't a good thing for the local indians would be a huge understatement
     
  8. Sep 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    So you didn't read the ad I posted... well, are you interested in California history? The missions were a major part of our history, good or bad. Not enough seems to be known about them and we live right here among them!

    This is a NEW book (as it says in the thread title) that is going to be published next week. I am one of the authors and we are offering a pre-publication discount (will save you about $7) with free shipping and tax included.

    The web site is http://oldmissions.com

    The Facebook page is http://facebook.com/oldmissions

    Should you like to see more or read other's comments.

    Thank you.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Change was not good for them, correct... and while the Indians in Alta California were not hit as hard as those to the south, the Indians on the peninsula (Baja) were nearly wiped-out by the diseases they had no immunity to.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    Sept. 30 will be the last day to order your copy at the pre-pub discount (saves about $8) of $20 including tax and shipping. The book will be printed the first week of October, or sooner my co-author informs me...

    Thank you for your interest.
     
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    Just bought it!!
     
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    Hey David, it's great to hear from you and a big thanks for recommending TW to me. Having owned Toyota trucks for 19 years, it's great to know there are lots of very knowedgeable Toyota enthusiasts out there with helpful advice. thanks again.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    Thank you... being one of the early (pre-October) orders... you will get one with all three author signatures and it will be sent today!

    Just today and tomorrow remain for the special price... save about $8... See all 48 of the California Missions founded from 1697 to 1834 that are in today's states of California, Baja California and Baja California Sur. History, facts, photos and maps... and it will fit in your Tacoma glove box as you travel to them!

    www.oldmissions.com to see and order.
     
  14. Sep 29, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    Hello... glad you like it here... please remind me when/where I told you about TW... I have been so busy finishing this book, my brain is failing me!
     
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    Go it today, thanks. Will start reading later tonight.
     
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    Great to hear Oscar! We have shipped out over 70 books so far! Thanks for helping us get this off to a great start.

    All 48 missions in California and Baja California are included... take your Tacomas easily to 45 of them, 1 will require 4WD with a locker or A-TRAC, ... and hike to the two that have no road. :cool:
     
  17. Oct 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    Our web host (Dick Van Bree, electraweb.com) has added a zoom in version of the 1757 Jesuit map to the bottom of our web page... North and South halves of 'California' as it was known about 1747 and published in 1757... All the missions active in 1747 are shown, plus three 'started' missions beyond San Ignacio (San Juan Bautista in the Santa Clara mountains near Punta Abreojos, Dolores del Norte which became Santa Gertrudis, and Santa Maria Magdalena which could be these ruins: http://vivabaja.com/109 ) Have a look at them, bottom of page: http://oldmissions.com
     
  18. Oct 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    Here's that map without the zoom... California as it was known in the mid 1700's, previously, most maps showed it as an island!

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  19. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    I am adding color and old photos of the missions onto our book's Facebook page, to supplement what you see in the book: http://facebook.com/oldmissions
    Enjoy!
     
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