Two years ago,” said the “Alta California” in 1851, “trade was a wild unorganized whirl.
In him the romance of missionary enterprise finds embodiment; with him and his missions the colonization of Alta California began.
As it went with Texas and Alta California so will it go with all our states.
The "pernicious foreigner" is once more on the shores of Alta California.
It was while on the Peninsula, too, that he organized the expedition to occupy Alta California.
He was to be escorted out of the Pueblo by the "jeunesse doree" of Alta California.
To-day these are the only architectural ornaments of Alta California.
Alta California felt the power of these movements in three distinct waves.
Thenceforward, the history of Monterey was the history of Alta California.
Such, in briefest outline, is the story of the planting of the twenty-one missions of Alta California.