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California and old Southwest missions
A publication exhorting the glory of the California and Old Southwest missions, the golden climate and the efforts by the padres to save the Indian from his primitive life and ultimately prepare them for the civilization which came later under American sovereignty. The author viewed the region as the "chosen land, so wonderfully endowed by Nature, made possible the spiritual and civilizing purposes of the Church by the very configuration of its surface, the fertility of its soil, its temperate and subtropical climates, and its abundant water, which were stored in natural reservoirs and available for lowland cultivation by the process of irrigation, and by rivers, creeks, and streams running to the sea and to inland lakes ... ."
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"1912 - The missions of California and the old Southwest, Jesse S. Hildrup" (2019). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 85.