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Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

The Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is located at 428 S Mission Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Mission San Gabriel Arcángel is located at 428 S Mission Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776.

 

Mission San Gabriel ArcángelAccording to the Los Angeles Public Library, the above photo depicts a tall cactus hedge that once surrounded the mission, circa 1860. Because the mission doesn’t appear to be in the photo, the hedge was probably created as a kind of fence to protect it and its immediate grounds. (LAPL 00079248)

 

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

A couple visiting the mission in 1912. (LAPL 00049468)

 

Mission San Gabriel

The above photo was taken in 1923.

 

Mission San Gabriel Tallow Vats

The mission’s tallow vats, c. 1925.

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