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Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano, with its delightful gardens, well-preserved buildings, and ruins of the Great Stone Church, certainly lives up to its nickname as the “jewel” of California’s 21 Spanish missions. Several things struck me as I entered the grounds of the mission. First, the size of the compound was much larger than I expected; second, the buildings were not

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Imperial Valley Desert Museum

The Imperial Valley Desert Museum (IVDM) certainly takes small, regional museums to the next level with its interactive displays, exhibitions, activities, and easy access to their curatorial staff. The IVDM Society worked for nearly 40 years to create a space to house and display the archaeological collection of the Imperial Valley Community College, and their efforts culminated in the construction

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