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


    National Historical Park Arizona

Juan Marcelo Diaz

He was born in May of 1736, but the exact day is unknown at this time. He went to Querétaro in 1763 from where he was transferred to the Pimería alta in May of 1768. He was stationed at Caborca, from where he left on the exploratory expedition of Juan Bautista de Anza to Alta California in 1774. Returning from there he was sent to Baja California where he became president of those missions in 1775.

Did You Know?

The first roof replacement in 1921

It is estimated that since 1917 over 20 million dollars have been spent on the preservation and upkeep of Tumacácori's ruins.