45. SANTA BARBARA MISSION. (Southern California.) This mission was founded on Dec. 4. 1786- the date of the celebration of the feast of Santa Barbara. It is one of the must interesting and well preserved of the old mission buildings. It has always been under the control of the Franciscan Order of Friars, who now utilize it as a college building. It occupies the most beautiful and commanding site of any building in Santa Barbara, and is an object of great interest to strangers.