Mission / by Dave Hileman

This is the Tumacacori Mission in southern Arizona, just a few minutes north of the boarder with Mexico. "Mission San Cayetano del Tumacácori was established by Jesuits in 1691 in a location near a Sobaipuri settlement on the east side of the Santa Cruz River. Services were held in a small adobe structure built by the inhabitants of the village. The mission was abandoned for a time. In 1752, the village was reestablished and in 1753 the church of the Mission San José de Tumacácori began construction at the present site on the west side of the Santa Cruz River. This first church structure was erected for use by the mission in 1757. 

 The main church seen from the plaza of the visitor center.

The main church seen from the plaza of the visitor center.