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By Laura S. Jeffrey

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ISBN-13: 9781464511592

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the 10 american citizens profiled during this publication will not be primary to a few humans, yet their innovations definitely are.

Today, we take without any consideration units comparable to televisions, microchips, lasers, or even the great Soaker water gun. in the final 100 years within the usa, artistic contributors akin to these brought during this ebook have driven expertise past the goals of quite a few years ago.

Each of those inventors started with an idea for making improvements to a few point of lifestyles. via ingenuity, labor, and skill, they made their rules a reality.

Includes profiles of William Lear, Philo Farnsworth, Beatrice Kenner, Gertrude Belle Elion, Gordon Gould, Charles Ginsburg, Robert Shurney, Jack Kilby, Stephanie Kwolek and Lonnie Johnson.

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Joseph Jeremiah O’Keefe had been directed to set up the Franciscan missionary college in Oceanside at Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, and he continued over 19 years to oversee much of the early restoration. ) A conference of novitiates is held in 1900 at the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia. The Franciscan Order has continued to lead the mission restoration into modern times. ) 41 Above the crested archway of the church facade stands a cement cross directly above the entry doors. The view from the mission rooftop looking west reveals the open landscape of the San Luis Rey River Valley and the mission property, which once covered a 15-mile radius to the sea’s edge.

Fermín Francisco de Lasuén established Mission San Luis Rey de Francia as his last, celebrating its founding on June 13, 1798, in a small mud-covered ramada by conducting baptisms of 54 neophytes. The ceremony took place on the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua. Attendees included Fr. Antonio Peyri, the mission’s first guardian, as well as Spanish soldiers and members of the San Luis Rey band of Luiseño Mission Indians. ) The Franciscan friars regarded historic preservation of native artifacts important at the dawn of the 20th century.

A view taken in the early 1950s includes the oldest California pepper tree, brought from Peru about 1830 and planted by Father Peyri, the mission’s builder and architect. ) 58 Portrayed in vintage mission postcards, the portico and entry at Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, the King of Missions, displays what remains of its former majestic condition. Of the original 32 brick arches surrounding the courtyard, 12 were rebuilt during the modern restoration. ) Mission San Luis Rey de Francia displays a massive two-tiered bell tower and church facade defined by Moorish lines along its high pediment and entablature, with a small round window at the center above decorative pilasters at the sides of the doorway entrance.

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