If repairs aren’t made soon to Mission San Miguel Arcangel, more than 200 years of history may end up as a pile of adobe rubble. “San Miguel is the last mission with original Indian artwork on the walls,” said John Fowler, project manager at Mission San Miguel, and it is “in dire need of repair.”
Mission San Miguel was founded in 1797 by Franciscan Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, who followed Blessed Junipero Serra in establishing the California missions. The original building was destroyed by fire and rebuilt between 1816 and 1818.
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