Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara, also known as Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order near present-day Santa Barbara, California. It was founded December 4, 1786, the feast day of Saint Barbara, as the tenth mission for the religious conversion of the indigenous localChumash—Barbareño tribe of Native American people. The mission is the namesake of the city of Santa Barbara as well asSanta Barbara County.

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