Tumacacori National Historic Site

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We headed south of Tubac to visit this historic Mission on a cool crisp morning.

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Founded in 1691, followed by a continuing 157 years of history, this site is very picturesque. This photo seemed to capture the many layers of history.

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The adobe walls were wonderful!

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The textures inside the storage building, The missing roof letting in a lot of light.

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Really fun to photograph.

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From this site we headed north to the Tubac Presidio, the first State Park in Arizona and definitely worth the time. We learned that the Spanish used the Canary Islands to base all their longitudinal calculations on in their map making. We also enjoyed the art galleries of Tubac. Finally a stop at the current Mission San Xavier de Bac, where we also enjoyed some fresh fry bread!

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