Westchester Breezeway Exhibit – Panel 3

Historic Ranchos Map Of Los Angeles Region

A 1510 A.D., a.k.a. C.E., Spanish novel speaks of Spain’s Conquest of what is now Mexico, as New Spain, and what is now Baja California, as the island of California. In 1765, New Spain pushes for colonization of Alta California, finding 26 native villages. Mission San Gabriel is built in 1771, followed by Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana being founded in 1797. In 1781, El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles was founded. California becomes a non-slavery state in 1850.

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