Nuestra Señora de la Soledad. By: Bethany Folks Mission number #13. History of the Mission. Mission thirteen was founded by Franciscan Lasuén .
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By: Bethany Folks
Mission number #13
Mission thirteen was founded by Franciscan Lasuén.
It is located near the present- day town of Soledad, California, is linked between Carmel and San Antonio de Padua, and is a days walk to missions 15, 12, 14, and 11.
Mission Soledad was founded October 9, 1791.
Indians and padres lived at this mission. Also several herds of cattle, thousands of sheep, and five hundred horses. The Indians worked in the field and tended with the animals. Padres preached to the Indians and brought them to Christianity.
All the Indians and padres died of sickness.
Near 1835, the mission fell into disrepair and was soon left in ruins.
The mission was made out of abode brick and is now rebuilt and located in the heart of “the wine country.”
Because it was destroyed near 1835, mission Soledad was rebuilt and is open for mission tours today.