U. S. Mission Trail / The Mission Trail Today - The Spanish Missions in Arizona
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Presidio San Ignacio de Tubac

Founded ˜ 1691
by Eusebio Francisco Kino (???)
south of Tucson, north of Mission Tumacácori

Personal Observations

I visited Tubac a few minutes after I visited Mission Tumacácori in 2009, my one long trip to Arizona. We spent about two hours examining the ruins and exhibits. As on of the labels says, the original building are buried or gone, the current structures postdate the presidio. Enter an underground exhibit to see parts of the actual buildings.
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Mission Art & Photo-Art

History

Arizona's first state park.
Claims to be the world's largest and best preserved Spanish Colonial Presidio.
, AZ 85702


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Entance to the Historic Park.





The arrastra is a simple mining machine, powered by mules or oxen. Bolders were dragged over silver ore to crush it. After the soldiers left the Presidio, it was used for a time by a mining company.

Cart.

Otero Hall
Teofilo Otero was instrumental in building Otero Hall in 1914. Dances, weddings, and other social events were held in the building. The Otero family obtained the first Spanish land grant in the area. Later it was used as part of the school.
Otero Hall

Rojas House.

Print Shop.

Museum exterior.



The underground exhibit shows the footings and portions of the House of the Captain.
The underground exhibit.

Schoolhouse, c188501960. A one-room schoolhouse built of adobe. There were sometimes as many as 50 students taught primarily in Spanish.

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