The study of history is a constantly moving target. New records become available, translated, or reinterpreted all the time. Simply because an event happened or a person lived in the past does not mean that the story has been written and done. Good historians are vigilant, objective, and good critical thinkers.
The Mission 2000 database is an extensive resource of original mission records from multiple sources and locations. Whether you are an academic, a professional, or just an interested citizen with a sense of curiosity, diving into its depths can be a journey into the lives of people long past.
Even the process of doing the historic research can yield interesting stories:
And there's always room for more. Want a research project? Dive in!
Did You Know?
The Santa Cruz River begins in the Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona, runs south into Mexico, makes a sweeping U-turn and continues north through Sonora, Mexico and Arizona to join the Gila River and eventually the Colorado River which empties into the Gulf of California.