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

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

People

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Dates and names, yes.  Also love, fear, ambition, and many other components to the human experience.

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"History is boring. It's just dates and names."

Have you heard this statement? Do you share its sentiment? While any field of study can be reduced to facts, figures, and statistics, history is made up of real people living real lives as dramatic and emotional as any we live today. The people of Tumacácori suffered hardships and celebrated joyful occasions. They worked, they played, they cuddled their children, they shared jokes and bad hair days. Some changed the course of history for an entire region, others made small but significant contributions to their families and communities.

Discover some of the people who lived, loved, and lost here at Tumacácori:

Jesuit missionaries Franciscan missionaries
Native people Women of the Pimería Alta
Settlers Soldiers
Political leaders


Did You Know?

San Cayetano de Calabazas

The mission name "San Cayetano de Calabazas" means Saint Cajetan of Squash (i.e. gourds, pumpkins) in English.