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A painting of Santa Barbara Mission by Edwin Deakin

4. The first mission tourist may have been Henry Miller. No, not the naughty novelist. This Henry Miller, from Northern California, was a little-known artist who rode by mule in 1856 to visit and sketch all 21 missions (Page 37). Several other painters followed, and photographer Carleton... Courtesy Garzoli Gallery / From The California Missions, Getty Publications