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Name: Mission La Purisima Concepcion (Site of)
Site Number: #350
Date Visited: 02/19/2017
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: State Marker
Location: 450 Quechan Dr., Yuma, AZ 85364
Coordinates32.73062,-114.6156793
Website: N/A

Description: In October 1780, Father Francisco Garcés and companions began Mission La Purísima Concepción. The mission/pueblo site was inadequately supported. Colonists ignored Indian rights, usurped the best lands, and destroyed Indian crops. Completely frustrated and disappointed, the Quechans (Yumas) and their allies destroyed Concepción on July 17-19, 1781.