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Nuestra Senora de La Soledad

Page history last edited by wikiuser0013 11 years, 4 months ago

Where is the mission located?

This mission was located in the Salinas River Valley,about 30 miles SE of Monterey.  



What group of Indians was living in the area?

Southern Valley Yokuts and the Chalon, and the Esselen lived in this area. 



When was the mission established? What order in the mission chain is it?

It was established on October 9,1791 on 13th of the 21 missions. 



Who was responsible for starting this mission?

The person who started this mission was Father Lasuen.




Has the mission moved from its original location?

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad wasn't moved from another location. 



What does the mission look like? Use descriptive words. Address each of the


  • Chapel:How the chapal looks like is its small, white, has a cross on the top, has a bell on the right of the chapal. 
  • Bell wall or bell tower:Tall has lots of colors like white,brown,and peach and sometimes it has one bell or two bells or even three bells too.
  • Quadrangle:IN the middle of the quadrangle there are one or two doors locked at night to protect the mission. A church is usually in one of the corners and is the tallest and largest part of the mission compound. Facing the inner patio were rooms for the two priests living there,workshops,a kitchen,storage rooms for grain and food, and the mission office. The rooms in the back of the quadrangle are homes and unmarried indians women who work in the kitchen. All the rest of the indians live out side of the walls of the mission in their own village.      
  • Priests’ quarter:Each padre had a small room that is called a cell. the floor of the padres cell was bare beaten earth or adobe tiles, there were small windows but didn't have any glass in them but it was covered with cowhides. The hides have been scraped thin and then greased so that the daylight came throw them into the room. 
  • Indians’ quarters:The Indians didn't live in the mission they lived outside the mission. They in a adobe huts near by. 
  • Archways:My mission doesn't have an archway. 
  • Fields, grounds, gardens:Though the site was barren and dry when the mission was founded, irrigation soon created a fertile valley. The peak of the prosperity about 6,000 head of cattle and 6,400 sheep grazed on mission lands. In the fields, they grow crops of horse peas, Spanish peas, corn, beans, and wheat. A 20-ace vineyard produced grapes from which wine and brandy were made. water was brought from the Salinas and Arroyo Seco rivers though a five-mile system of cement aqueducts built by the Salinan Indians. Adobe huts for the workers were nearby.    
  • Outbuildings:Outbuildings are buildings that live outside.

What materials were used to construct the mission?

The mission was construct out of adobe and had a tile roof. It was about 60 feet long, 20 feet wide. 



What was the main industry of the mission during the Spanish occupation?

It was a farm and a ranch there was not a lot of water. It wasn't a rich mission because of the bad climate. It was used as a refuge for the priests.  



What, if any, is the main industry of the mission today?

Its a working church services are held four times a year. Visitors can appreciate the restored garden and a small museum. 



What was the relationship between the Priests and the Indians?

The relationship with the priests and the Indians ok but some Indians had a hard time changing the. 



Is it possible to visit the mission today?

Yes, you can visit Nuestra Senora de la Soledad today. 




Find an image of the floor plan of your mission and include it here: 

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Comments (22)

wikiuser0003 said

at 12:24 pm on Jun 8, 2009

don't use caps

wikiuser0001 said

at 1:41 pm on Jun 9, 2009

The floor plan is a little small. I like your colors! Great information. You typed so much about the mission great job. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

wikiuser0011 said

at 1:41 pm on Jun 9, 2009

nice work

wikiuser0005 said

at 1:42 pm on Jun 9, 2009

You might want to check your spelling, but I like all your detail.
~Regan =)

wikiuser0003 said

at 1:43 pm on Jun 9, 2009

like the detail

wikiuser0005 said

at 1:45 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Some of the colors are kind of hard to see and you might want to practice reading it, but otherwise really good job.

wikiuser0015 said

at 1:45 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Chapel is spelled with a E not a A. Like this: Chapel
There were A LOT of errors but i liked it.
I love the colors!!!
-Jacyn :D

wikiuser0004 said

at 1:45 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Nice job Silvia =)

wikiuser0012 said

at 1:46 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Fabulous details, but maybe you should check your spelling and grammar.

wikiuser0006 said

at 1:46 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Nice job! I loved your drawing

wikiuser0016 said

at 1:46 pm on Jun 9, 2009

You did a nice job. Aside from some grammatical errors it was great.

wikiuser0005 said

at 1:46 pm on Jun 9, 2009

I think your visual was OUTSTANDING!
~Regan =)

tkeating said

at 1:47 pm on Jun 9, 2009


wikiuser0021 said

at 1:47 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Changing the what? And also you should make the image bigger because it's really hard to see. I also like your picture.

wikiuser0002 said

at 1:47 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Nice job, you worked very hard, but I would like it if you made the floor plan bigger. I also really liked your visual.

wikiuser0017 said

at 1:48 pm on Jun 9, 2009


wikiuser0010 said

at 1:48 pm on Jun 9, 2009

I like your panting a lot. Your mission is small.
-Audrey :D :) :] :}

wikiuser0007 said

at 1:49 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Very very detailed also that is one good painting

wikiuser0014 said

at 1:49 pm on Jun 9, 2009

I liked the variety of colors

wikiuser0019 said

at 1:49 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Really nice. I enjoyed the picture. I also liked the word use.

wikiuser0009 said

at 1:50 pm on Jun 9, 2009

Great job! Speak a little louder next time. ;]:)

wikiuser0003 said

at 1:50 pm on Jun 9, 2009

You have a few errors in your wiki but your picture was fabulous

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