Founding of the Mission of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

In the autumn breeze on the beautiful coast of California, Spanish friar Junipero Serra founded the mission of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa on September 1, 1772.  This was the fifth mission in the chain that Serra founded, and he named it after a French Archbishop.   The mission is still open in the heart of San Luis Obispo today, and is a Catholic parish with elementary and high schools.