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San Juan Capistrano

[kap-i-strah-noh] /ˌkæp ɪˈstrɑ noʊ/
a city in SW California: site of old Spanish mission; known for annual return of swallows, said to occur on March 19. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the year 1812, the mission of San Juan Capistrano was destroyed by an earthquake, and half a hundred lives were lost.

    The Mystic Mid-Region Arthur J. Burdick
  • San Juan Capistrano shines out a lonely ruin in the southern moonlight.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • At San Juan Capistrano, the next mission to the north, some parts of the buildings are still habitable.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • San Juan Capistrano had been too long on the decline, and the neophytes were too indifferent, to undertake this work.

    Old Mission Stories of California Charles Franklin Carter
  • The second day was easier as she had only seventy-five miles to cover to reach San Juan Capistrano.

    Old Mission Stories of California Charles Franklin Carter
  • That same evening a gay party from the south rode along the sea to San Juan Capistrano.

    For the Soul of Rafael Marah Ellis Ryan
  • San Juan Capistrano is the only one of the four where are to be found any Indians' homes.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • At San Juan Capistrano, however, the news caused serious alarm.

  • The next link in our chain, the most beautiful of all the missions, is that of San Juan Capistrano.

    History of California Helen Elliott Bandini

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