Politics during mission times, as now, played an important role in how people related to one another. In business, in religion, and in personal relationships, the political leaders could wield great power.
Gabriel Prudhom Butrón y Mujica
Juan de Mendoza
Did You Know?
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.