Two full pages of information in twenty-three categories on each of the twenty one missions. In addition the full story of the missions is told in a comprehensive Foreword and Afterword, illustrated with coloured drawings of key mission events, based on original early 1900s drawings by A B Dodge and Alexander Harmer. Additional material includes a large (215x425mm) 1823 map of California; a timeline showing the founding of each mission, pueblo, and presidio; and exhibits showing population data and mission demographics. Richly illustrated with 55 historic drawings, 81 photographs, 19 PLAT maps, 14 architectural drawings and 9 mission paintings.
David J. McLaughlin has written six books on the early history of California and New England, an illustrated timeline of Junipero Serra's Life, and published several collections of his California Mission images. Ruben G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, writer, photographer, and explorer. He is a founding faculty member of California State University, Monterey Bay