• Sunlight illuminates the top of historic Mission San José de Tumacácori church.

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

Dome

While the dome of the Tumacácori Mission church is of burnt adobe construction, the lime plaster still must be stripped away and replaced periodically as it deteriorates.
 
Dome preservation
NPS Photo by David Yubeta

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Santa Cruz River begins in the Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona, runs south into Mexico, makes a sweeping U-turn and continues north through Sonora, Mexico and Arizona to join the Gila River and eventually the Colorado River which empties into the Gulf of California.