this came no had marked on his map a high peak at the southern end of the Coast Range and this became the location of Mission San Luis Obispo. The first Portola expedition passing here had killed a large bear and the Indians had been grateful, and the native chief was always loyal to the mission of St. Louis the Bishop. Founded in 1772 the fifth mission was two days by trail south of San Antonio day I do a. After fires a damaged buildings with roofs of polls and tools the Padres then experimented with clay tiles, after many attempts at molding and firing they were finally successful. A new craft flourished in the country and soon roofs of tile were common at all of the missions. This began it San Luis Obispo and gave character and permanence to California buildings.