Full Caption: View of San Gabriel, Cal. Bird's-eye-view, n.p., 1893? D. D. Morse. (G4364.S52A3 1893 .M6). Panoramic Maps 39. Geography and Map Division. Full Caption: View of San Gabriel, Cal. Bird's-eye-view, n.p., 1893? D. D. Morse. (G4364.S52A3 1893 .M6). Panoramic Maps 39. Geography and Map Division.

Father Pedro Font recorded in his diary on Thursday, January 4, that the Anza expedition arrived at the San Gabriel mission after he had said Mass earlier that morning: “The mission of San Gabriel is situated about eight leagues from the sea in a site of most beautiful qualities, with plentiful water and very fine lands. The site is level and open, and is about two leagues from the Sierra Nevada [San Gabriel mountains] to the north, which from the pass of San Carlos we had on our right as we came along. It appears that here ends the snow . . . .” Maria Feliciana Arballo was married in the church and settled in the vicinity of the mission.

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