Mission Santa Cruz, California

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

Little remains of the original Mission Santa Cruz. This church stands on the site
This historic plaque describes the demise of the mission due to earthquakes.
A half-scale replica of the mission church has been constructed.
  BGelow: Interior views. 
In the annex and gift shop, original vestments are on display. 
Above: A pretty plaza occupies much of the original area of the mission. Below: Does any state have a prettier state flower than California? 
  A State Historic Park preserves the single original building of the mission. 
  View of the modern church. 
  Itself an antique, a marker at the church commemorates the mission. Below: a few tombstones and fragments of original wall are preserved behind the church. 

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Created 18 November 2011, Last Update 04 June 2020