2010 THE YEAR OF VALLEY ADVENTURES
Main Altar of the Mission San Gabriel the Archangel - Photo by Janne Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2010 (click on image to enlarge)
Below this very impressive wood and gold-leafed altar in the Mission San Gabriel lie the tombs of about a dozen early Franciscan missionaries who worked in Southern California. Among these is the body of Father Francisco Dumetz OFM (Order of Friars Minor - The Fransicans). Fra Dumetz was once the pastor of the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana in the San Fernando Valley.
Marker of Father Francisco Dumetz OFM by Gerald Fecht 2010. Dumetz Street in Woodland Hills is named for this Christian priest. He was buried in the Mission San Garbriel in 1811.