Tumacácori, Guevavi and Calabazas Missions

Dec ’11
10

San Cayetano de Calabazas

Three Tumacácori Missions, guided by Jeremy Moss, Archaeologist, Chief of Resource Management, Tumacácori NHP

Tumacácori National Historic Park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins in southern Arizona: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. The adobe structures are on three sites, with a visitor center at Tumacácori. These missions are among more than twenty established in the Pimería Alta by Father Kino and other Jesuits, and later expanded upon by Franciscan missionaries. The name “Tumacácori” may have been derived from two O’odham words, chu-uma and kakul, having reference to a flat, rocky place. Father Kino established it as a mission in January 1691, one day before Guevavi, making it the oldest mission site in Arizona.

This trip can take 15 participants, and we must all fit into four high-clearance vehicles (with room for our guide). As you reserve a place, please let me know if you have a high-clearance vehicle and how many it can hold. We will rendezvous at a location near I-19 and Irvington at 8 a.m., jump into four vehicles, and head to Tumácacori. Bring a packed lunch to eat at either Guevavi or Calabasas. We expect to be back at the rendezvous point by 3 p.m.

To register for the trip contact Lynn Ratener.

 


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