CHL# 326 MISSION SAN MIGUEL ARCÁNGEL
This site was selected because of the great number of Salinan Indians that lived in the vicinity. Fray Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, OFM, second president of the California missions, founded San Miguel Arcángel on July 25, 1797. The 16th in a chain of 21 Franciscan missions, it influenced not only the native population, but the history of California as a whole.
Also on the US National Register of Historic Places and a US National Historic Landmark.
Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.