Mission San Rafael Arcangel

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The name of my mission is San Rafael Arcangel. Father Serra built it on December 14, 1817 to be a hospital and to protect the Spanish interests against the Russians. The Spanish also wanted to gain more land and make the Indians to be like them.

San Rafael is located 15 miles north of San Francisco bay on the North side of the Golden Gate. It is the 20th Mission. Rafael is an interesting Mission.