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roamingtheusa During the Spanish Empire expansion throughout the world, Franciscan Junípero Serra received orders from Spain to bring the Catholic faith to the natives of Alta California; the idea was to unify the empire under the same religion and language. The first mission structures were built with whatever materials could be found nearby. Later, more permanent buildings were constructed with adobe walls, wood timber roof beams and tile roofs. The whole community of priests, natives and soldiers needed to produce goods for their own livelihood. When the Mexican War of Independence from Spain broke out in 1810, all California missions had to become virtually self-sufficient, receiving few funds or supplies from Spanish sources. Beginning soon after Mexico won her independence from Spain in 1821, anti-Spanish feelings led to calls for expulsion of the Spanish Franciscans virtually making these missions obsolete. ️ Thank you @joolieb for sharing this capture of a beautiful, historic bell tower (or campanile) taken at the Old Mission San Miguel Arcángel located in San Luis Obispo County, California. The mission was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was named a National Historic Landmark in 2006. Please be kind enough to stop by their feed and say hello Keep tagging #roamingtheusa for a chance to be featured. 5h

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guiteauart I'm grateful that I was mentioned in the Sun Sentinel along with some other great artists from my recent show in Pembroke Pines. #PembrokePines #CaribbeanLife #GuiteauArt #Art #SunSentinel #FL 6h

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ellie_hernandez Come out and watch how five lobster chef teams compete in the "BugFest Master Lobster Chef Competition" on Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 6 pm to 8 pm at the Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL.

The event is sponsored by Lenore Nolan-Ryan of Lenore Nolan-Ryan's Cooking School & Catering and is being hosted by the two Clownfish of Diving; #ScubaNationTV Billy C and Mitch!

Each team has 60 minutes to prepare the tastiest, succulent, most creative and delicious spiny lobster dish. At the turn of the clock the judges will taste each dish and (---drum roll...) declare the winning team!

This year's judges include: Greg Holt of #ScubaRadio
Steve Waters of the #SunSentinel
Sue Cocking of the #MiamiHerald
Dan Knorr of #ReefSafe
#lauderdalebythesea Mayor; Scot Sasser
Master Lobster Chef 2014 Winner: Rich Barnhart of By The Sea Realty.

The event is free and open to the public. Fun for the entire family, music by The Scuba Cowboy, ocean-themed Arts and Crafts vendors, contest awards for divers, raffle prizes, drinks by Aruba Beach Cafe.

At 8:30pm the winners of The Great Florida Bug Hunt will be announced and the fun continues. All BugFest divers are welcome!. The party is being held at the Beach Pavilion/Ocean Plaza in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 1 Commercial Blvd.
It's going to be fun, fun, fun. Share with all your friends!

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flimmigrant This Saturday in #Miami! Join the March to stop the mass deportation of Haitians and Dominicans from the Dominican Republic #Rights4allinDR 10h

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thealchemistcoffee A wise man once said, "Add Condensed milk and your cold brew will be sweet. Make it an Alchemist Cold Brew and your life will be sweet." #lifequotes #coffeelife #coldbrew #humpday #thealchemistcoffee 13h

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roamingtheusa •The Jupiter Inlet Light• is located in Jupiter, Florida, on the north side of the Jupiter Inlet. The site for the lighthouse was chosen in 1853. It is located between Cape Canaveral Light and Hillsboro Inlet Light. The lighthouse was designed by then Lieutenant George G. Meade. The Jupiter Inlet silted shut in 1854, forcing all building supplies to be shipped in light boats down the Indian River. Work was interrupted from 1856 to 1858 by the Third Seminole War. The lighthouse was completed under the supervision of Captain Edward A. Yorke in 1860 at a cost of more than $60,000. The lighthouse was built on a hill once thought to be an Indian shell mound or midden (and sometimes falsely rumored to be a burial mound), but which is now determined to be a natural parabolic sand dune. The top of the 105-foot tower is 153 feet above sea level. The light can be seen 24 nautical miles at sea. The lighthouse structure is brick with double masonry walls. This lovely capture was shared by @bluegreenwaters Please be sure to stop by her beautiful feed for all things Florida! Keep tagging #roamingtheusa for your chance to be featured and thank you ALL for your support! 17h

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axisspace The key to productivity is doing less, better and more often.
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Have a shorter to-do list with more things that are in the "done" category.
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Great advice from @99u
Killer illustration by @michaelwilliamlester
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brianpearlrealestate Something about seeing your listings in print just makes it more relevant. Maybe it's the fact that it costs three times as much as online portals haha. Either way, check out this sick double waterfront estate home on a private gated street of just 9 homes with deep water in front and back! Offered at $2.965 million. Seller financing available! Visit www.brianpearlrealestate.com/listing.php for more info about this and other listings. #brianpearlrealestate #bocaratonrealestate #walkersisle #waterfrontrealestate #langrealty #luxuryrealestate #intracoastal #oceanaccess #nofixedbridges #printmarketing #sunsentinel 1d

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igpostaholic Good night .. On a side note check out @iambranford and @chris_pavloff pics from this spot 1d

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roamingtheusa Viva Las Vegas .. Awesome capture shared by @jandro24 . Please be kind enough to take a look at his diverse feed.
Las Vegas, /lɑːs ˈveɪɡəs/ (locally, also pronounced as /lɑːs ˈvɛɡɨs/) officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley.[Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada.

The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 29th-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 603,488 at the 2013 United States Census Estimates.

The 2013 population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 2,027,828.The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United Statesfor conventions, business, and meetings and is one of the wealthiest major cities in the country.In addition, the city's metropolitan area has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world, and is a global leader in the hospitality industry.Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
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raluca305 3/3 #ballerinaproject - Flying Angel with @brynballet 1d

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raluca305 2/3 #ballerinaproject - Graceful mornings with @brynballet #MoodyGrams 1d

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axisspace Welcoming three igniters to their new home: Jeremy, Lindsay, and Betsy. Cheers. #WelcomeNewbies #Coworking 2d

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