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

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

Jesuit Church Foundation

The adobe blocks from the original Jesuit church were removed and used in the construction of the present-day Franciscan church at Tumacácori in the early years of the 19th century. However, the rock foundation of the that first church remains intact today and the Park preservation crew maintains an adobe and lime plaster marker on top of it to indicate where the original church once stood.
 
Jesuit church foundation preservation
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Jesuit church foundation preservation
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Jesuit church foundation preservation
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Jesuit church foundation preservation
Photo by Jana Tschopp

Did You Know?

Apache Warrior

Some Apaches raided somewhere in the Pimería Alta during the full moon nearly every month, using the darkness for cover and the light of the moon to travel swiftly.