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CaptionThe Mission chapel along with "Father Serra's Church" at Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of only two buildings remaining standing where Father Junípero Serra is known to have officiated although "Dolores" was still under construction at the time of Serra's visit. In 1817 Mission San Rafael Arcángel was established as an asistencia to act as a hospital for the Mission though it would later be granted full mission status in 1822. After the California Gold Rush began in 1848 the City of San Francisco had grown tremendously; there were saloons and two race tracks on the Mission property. During the 1906 San Francisco earthquake the basilica was destroyed while the Mission itself remained relatively unharmed. The Mission is still an active church in San Francisco. Many people attend services in the Mission church and even more attend mass in the basilica next door. The Mission is open to visitors and is located on Dolores Street near its intersection with 16th Street. _____________________ The microclimates of San Francisco create a system by which each neighborhood has radically different weather at any given time. The Mission's geographical location insulates it from the fog and wind from the west. As a result the Mission has a tendency to be warmer and sunnier than the rest of the city earning it the nickname "Banana Belt". Th
Headlinethe Mission is warmer and sunnier
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