UCSC El Camino Real Bell with message

Photo by Cody Glenn (2019). Courtesy of Cody Glenn, AP.


Full Articles

Spanish Padres: 1769-1834
"Mission Bells" by Charles Howard Shinn (1892 Overland Monthly Magazine article)

Native Peoples: 1769-1834 
"Franciscans, Russians, and Indians on the International Borders of Alta California” by Kent Lightfoot and Annie Danis (2018 essay from Academy of American Franciscan History publication)

Club Women: Early 1900s 
"Another Guide Post on Great Highway" (1910 Santa Cruz Sentinel article)

Civic Leaders: 1990s 
"Highway of History Revisited" by John Sanford (1999 Santa Cruz Sentinel article)

Amah Mutsun: 2019
"Valentin Lopez, Healing, and Decolonization: Contesting Mission Bells, El Camino Real, and California Governor Newsom" by Renya K. Ramirez and Valentin Lopez (2020 Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture Journal article)

Experiencing the Bells 
Stories of San Juan Bautista as told by Ascención Solórsano (1930 oral history interviews)
"Let the Building Be the Sign" by Anthony Carfello (History of Taco Bell Architecture - 2018 Terremoto Magazine article) 
Amah Mutsun Tribal Band letter to UNESCO by Valentin Lopez (2015)


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