Full of history. The city got its name from the Spanish Mission San Fernando Rey de España, which has stood for over 220 years. Mission Hills is also home to the Andres Pico Adobe, built in 1834, it is the second oldest adobe home still standing in Los Angeles today.
Mission Hills was once inhabited by the Tongva or Kizh people. They were indigenous to the area and were outrun and forced to convert to Christianity while also being made to unlearn their native dialect and leave behind their religious beliefs. Along with the neighboring Chumash people, the Tongva or Kizh, were the most influential people at the time of European colonization. They had developed an extensive trade network through te’atts (plank-built boats) as well as a vibrant food and material culture.
There is so much history right in our backyard!!
The scent for this one is the sweet smell of rose bushes blowing in the wind, frankincense, myrrh, and chamomile.