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

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

Lime Kiln

The lime kiln, where limestone rocks were fired for conversion to lime plaster, is like all the other structures at Tumacácori National Historical Park - it requires constant maintenance by the Park preservation crew to keep it from deteriorating. It even requires lime plaster to preserve it from moisture.
 
Lime Kiln
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Lime Kiln
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Lime Kiln
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Lime Kiln
Photo by Jana Tschopp

Did You Know?

Mountains above Rancho Arizona

Arizona takes its name from a ranch of the same name, meaning "the good oak tree" in Basque, established by Bernardo de Urrea in 1735 in the rugged, mountain country about forty miles southwest of Tumacácori.