in land between Monterey and Santa Cruz in a little valley and it’s fun colored hills was the site of San Juan Batista, founded in June 1797. Work was soon begun on a chapel and the buildings around a square, but the labor of 15 years was required to complete the large church. It was 52 yards long and paved with kiln baked tiles. Here father Dale a Questa wrote a scholarly volume on the life and language of the California Indians, asked Yvonne tapas wrote music compositions on parchment, Gen. Castro and Don Alvarado conspired against Gov. Mikell to Arena, Fremont raise the American flag, and bandits of Basque as an myriad of her casual visitors. San Juan Bautista was on the main stage route and is today the one mission town with the character of old California.