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

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

Joaquín Felix Diaz

Nuestra Señora del Pilar y Santiago de Cocóspera

Cocóspera

By
Ginny Sphar

In early November 1744, Father Diaz, curate of Nacosari and one of the few secular priests who dared brave the dangers of the Pimería Alta to visit his scattered parishioners, recorded in the Guevavi book the baptism of Juana Gertrudis de la Luz Rita Ramírez. Father Keller was present too. In the marriage register he scribbled for Father Díaz’s signature a notice of the union of Juan Nicolás de la Higuera and an Apache woman.


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Tortilla Sonorense

The Tortilla Sonorense (Sonoran Tortilla), made of wheat flour, is patted and stretched until it is an arm's length in diameter before it is cooked.