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La Purisima Mission - Part Three
La Purisima Mission State Historical Park, near Lompoc, California

In a long walled space behind the two main buildings there were outdoor work areas. There was special equipment for crushing grapes, pressing olives, and curing hides. Broad eaves provided work space sheltered from sun and rain.

On the other side there was another arcade, then gardens, pens and corrals for animals, and irrigated fields of corn, beans, vegetables and chiles. The aqueduct brought water first to a fountain and cistern, then to a lavanderia for washing clothes. A special walled dormitory or monjerio was maintained for unmarried Indian girls, and there were rows of tule houses for the Indians.

Up the gentle valley north along El Camino Real there were fields of grain and a springhouse at the head of the aqueduct.

La Purisima Mission State Park
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Hornos at Mission la Purisima

Hornos at Mission la Purisima

Hornos, stone bread ovens, behind the residence at Mission la Purisima

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Olive crusher and Grape Press

Olive crusher and Grape Press

An olive crushing mill and a grape press produced oil and wine needed for religous services

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Tallow Vats at La Purisima

Tallow Vats at La Purisima

Tallow vats used for making soap, located behind the cemetery away from the residence

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Matilija Poppies at Mission la Purisima

Matilija Poppies at Mission la Purisima

Matilija poppies, a California native, at Mission la Purisima

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: June 10, 2010
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Fountain and Cistern at La Purisima

Fountain and Cistern at La Purisima

A decorative fountain was also the source for drinking and cooking water, the cistern held surplus water until needed for washing and irrigation

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Mojerio Girls Dormitory at Mission la Purisima

Mojerio Girls Dormitory at Mission la Purisima

The monjerio, a walled compound and windowless building for unmarried Indian girls at Mission la Purisima

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: June 10, 2010
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Tule Hut at Mission la Purisima

Tule Hut at Mission la Purisima

A village of tule huts housed many of the Indians at Mission la Purisima

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: April 27, 2008
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Mission la Purisima Aqueduct

Mission la Purisima Aqueduct

Open aqueduct leading from the spring house to Mission la Purisima

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: June 10, 2010
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Spring House at Mission la Purisima

Spring House at Mission la Purisima

Spring house with sand filter at Mission la Purisima

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, near Lompoc, California

Date photographed: June 10, 2010
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