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Father Serra's Room
Father Serra's Room, Mission Carmel
© 2012 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.
Father Junipero Serra, often called the Father of the California Missions lived in this small room and died here in 1784. According to a sign posted by the door, it has been reconstructed from original materials gathered from around the old mission. The bed is recreated from a description written by Francisco Palou: "His bed consisted of some roughhewn board, covered by a blanket serving more as a covering than an aid for est for he never used even a sheepskin cover, as was customary."
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