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Field Division of Education
Chronology for Tumacacori National Monument
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FOREWORD


This paper, the chronology of Tumacacori National Monument, is one of several prepared by a special research group employed under the Civil Works Programs of 1933-34, by the Field Division of Education, National Park Service, Berkeley, California. Its purpose is to satisfy specialized needs existing in the National Park Service and it must not, therefore, be judged or regarded as a complete statement of the subject with which it deals.

The objective of this paper is the compilation of such pertinent information as will be helpful in the preparation of historical museum exhibits at Tumacacori National Monument and more specifically to outline the story to be interpreted by such exhibits. It is thus designed to aid museum preparators and Park Naturalists. For this reason the paper stresses the background chronology of Tumacacori and the mission chain of which it was a part. Consequently, some readers may be disappointed in the paper, because of its limited scope; or may discover the omission of certain features which were not considered significant in the interpretation of this chapter of southwestern history. Nevertheless, such interest has been manifested in the group of research papers, of which this is a part, that it seems worth while to make some of them available in the office mimeographed form. Not the least valuable feature of the paper should be its bibliography.

The format of the paper has been slightly modified from customary scholarly standards in order to save time and expense in mimeographing. Footnotes have been virtually eliminated and citations and comments are included in parentheses in the body of the text.

The mimeographing of this paper is made possible by assistance provided by the California State Emergency Relief Administration.

This bulletin produced with assistance of personnel provided through SERA.



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