Junípero Serra – the Founding Father of California

Click here for PDF File Junípero Serra, a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and member of the Franciscan Order, is considered the founding father of California. Born on the island of Mallorca, inhabited by the Spanish, Serra left his home, Petra, at a young age to study at Palma to join the Franciscan order. Serra was … Continue reading Junípero Serra – the Founding Father of California