This is the San Antonio de Padua
Missions of California Educational Project.
Parental Supervision is Recommended.
Third in the mission chain, San Antonio de Padua was founded by Father
Junipero Serra on July 14, 1771. By 1805 more than 1200 Native Americans
The water, soil and climate proved ideal for growing wheat and pasturing
cattle and horses. Father Buenaventura Sitjar, who served at San Antonio de
Padua for 37 years, developed a series of dams and aqueducts for irrigation.
The remnants of this early water system, along with a gristmill, are still
Due to its remote location, San Antonio de Padua was badly plundered after
secularization in 1834. The formidable task of restoration began in 1903, and
the mission is now in largely original condition.
FEATURES: Precision-cut, foam core parts
Short history of the mission included
Complete assembly instructions
INCLUDES: One San Antonio de Padua Kit
COMMENTS: In the state of California, many 4th Grade students get involved in
building a model of one of the California Spanish missions
Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep
away from children 3 years of age and younger