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Gallery 1-Old Tucson Only - Scenes in the Southwest

    In many of these scenes the animals and trees call out to us in a way that seems as timeless as the terrain they inhabit.  Others speak of the rich and mixed cultural heritage of the Southwest--Native, Hispanic and American.  In every case, the scenes are real, very real, and it is the art of digitography that has brought them alive.  Be sure and check our other galleries; they overlap a little.

   If you are from the Tucson area or just love this special place, this is your special page.

    For your convenience, we've placed only a few images on each page of this gallery.  When you are ready, go back to pages 12, or 3 in this Gallery, or use the tags at the top to view other galleries on our site and place your order.

 

The Way It Was

    The Way It Was© presents Tucson’s San Xavier del Bac mission, now an exquisitely preserved old Spanish mission in the Baroque style.  This was among the missions founded by Father Kino through both southern Arizona and northern Sonora.  The antique photograph used as a basis for this image was taken in black and white by Henry Buehman in 1877 long before Arizona statehood. 

 

San Xavier Mission 

   San Xavier Mission© is a vision of serenity in the desert  Also referred to as the “White dove of the desert”, San Xavier is the northern-most Spanish mission in what is now Arizona.   Founded by Father Kino in 1692, the present building dates to 1793.  As a result of Mexican politics, San Xavier was left vacant from 1828 until after the Gadsden Purchase in 1859 when restoration began.

 

San Xavier del Bac

   San Xavier Mission© is a vision of serenity in the desert  Also referred to as the “White dove of the desert”, San Xavier is the northern-most Spanish mission in what is now Arizona.   Founded by Father Kino in 1692, the present building dates to 1793.  As a result of Mexican politics, San Xavier was left vacant from 1828 until after the Gadsden Purchase in 1859 when restoration began.

 

Tumacacori  

Tumacacori© views the old Spanish mission midway between Tucson, AZ and Nogales, Sonora.  Established by Father Kino in 1691, the mission was later abandoned but recently became the focus of the Tumacacori National Historic Park.  The park borders the Santa Cruz River and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail dating to 1775.

 

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