Mission San José de Tumacácori   6 comments

Ruins of the Franciscan church at Mission San José de Tumacácori — Images by kenne

Last Wednesday we went to Nogales, Sonora and Patagonia and Sonoita in southern Arizona. Along the way, we visited the Mission San José de Tumacácori. Father Eusebio Francisco Kino established the mission in January, 1692. Originally called San Cayetano de Tumacácori, the mission was established at an existing native O’odham or Sobaipuri settlement on the east side of the river. After the Pima rebellion of 1751, the mission was moved to the present site on the west side of the Santa Cruz river and renamed San José de Tumacácori. Preservation and stabilization efforts began in 1908 when the area was declared a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt and continue today.

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6 responses to “Mission San José de Tumacácori

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  1. What a unique spot – great set!

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  2. Yes, it is well worth the visit — thanks for the comment.

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  3. Incredible! This just made my bucket list.

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  4. A little known historical place.

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  5. All I can say is “WOW.” Those are such good pictures and the mission’s so fascinating.

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