the mission of San Francisco proved to be unsuitable for agriculture, so was decided to build the asses then see to the north of the bay on the sunny slope of purple mountain am a pious. The assistance the a of San Rafael was established in 1817 and the location was so successful that after five years became a mission independent of Dolores across the bay. Padre and Motorola’s planted gardens and orchards and gave raisins and dried fruits as gifts to his Indians. And the vineyards of this mission produce the finest grapes in California. But San Rafael opened the way to Sonoma and secured the north. Nothing remains but a piece of tile and a plaque to market site at, and near here was found another plaque, the famous breastplate with which Francis Drake had taken possession of all this land.