Loreto Mission

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Loreto Mission

Loreto, Loreto Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico Add to Map
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Loreto was Spain's first permanent settlement in the Californias and served as California's capital from 1697 until 1777. From Loreto Spanish rule slowly expanded south to Cabo San Lucas and north towards San Diego. In 1769 an expedition under Colonel Portolá departed Loreto to explore and settle Alta California. In 1777 the capital of the Californias was transferred to Monterey.

  • Added: 18 Oct 2011
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