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

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

Soldiers

3bAnza

Living history re-enactment of "soldados de cuera" who wore long leather coats for armor.

Green Valley News

Spanish soldiers or "soldados" played a pivotal role in the history of the Tumacácori Mission and surrounding area. Juan Bautista de Anza II may be the most famous for his command of the Tubac Presidio and his overland expeditions to San Francisco, but he is but one of many significant military men.

Did You Know?

Father Kino

Father Eusebio Franciso Kino established more than twenty missions among the O'odham Indians of the Pimería Alta between 1687 and 1711.