Mission San Fernando Rey De España

by Claudio Roque

Mission History

Mission San Fernando Rey De España was built in 1797. This mission was the 17th out of 21. The Chumash and the Tongva indian tribe build the mission and did the work. The founder of the mission was Fray Lasuén. Some important dates about the mission was that there was a population of 1,081in 1811 at the mission and the Indians started building the mission in 1797. The location of the mission was 25 miles NW of Los Angeles, in a valley.

Daily Life at Mission

The missionary lived at the mission. The spanish and the missionary were in charge. The indians did all the jobs and the work at the mission. The jobs and chores the indians did was gathering food and hunting for food. The crops that were grew were wheat, corn, barley, peas, beans, garbanzos, habas, cabbage, asparagus, onions, tomatoes, chili peppers. There was a church and a workshop at the mission. When the indians had free time, they played games and rest.


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Mission Today

The mission is still open. There are field trips at the mission. The church is also open for mass.



Mission San Fernando Rey de España by Jacqueline Ching Copyright in 2000.

Mission San Fernando Rey de España Mission Card Toucan Valley Publications, Inc. 1998, 1992