Saturday, July 28, 2012
The image above, Doug writes, is a "circa1930s photo of Mr. Mendoza. He was brought to Mission San Juan Capistrano from Jalisco, Mexico by Father Hutchinson to produce souvenir ceramics at the mission. In 1979 archaeologists excavated one of Mr. Mendoza's kilns at the mission. The pottery sherds that were recovered were classified as 'Medoza Ware.' One of his kilns still remains undisturbed at the mission. (Ref: Magalousis & Schiffert 1988:123-132.)"
My thanks also to the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society for inviting me to speak at their annual shin-dig this afternoon. It was great to see so many old friends and make a few new ones! The group has lots more upcoming events, so check out their website for details.
Posted by Chris Jepsen at 7/28/2012