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Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-15-2018, 07:01 AM  
Cityscape Mission San Xavier del Bac
Posted By Geodude
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Thanks, PenPusher, and go blithely...

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Thanks, Tony, it's an interesting place...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-08-2018, 08:04 AM  
Cityscape Mission San Xavier del Bac
Posted By Geodude
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Thanks for your comment. It's relatively easy to access, you just have to head toward Nogales...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-06-2018, 10:28 AM  
Cityscape Mission San Xavier del Bac
Posted By Geodude
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Thanks, Jer, appreciate the comment...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-06-2018, 07:25 AM  
Cityscape Mission San Xavier del Bac
Posted By Geodude
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I lived in central and southern Arizona back in the 70s, and hadn't visited the mission since then. It was anything but hot when I took these - around 50F (10C). You could be right about the incompleted bell tower, though I hadn't heard of that.

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Yes, I had intended to be there to get some sunset shots. Unfortunately, the clouds had dissipated by then.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-04-2018, 07:57 PM  
Cityscape Mission San Xavier del Bac
Posted By Geodude
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Visited this mission just in time for some sunset shots, located just southwest of Tucson.

A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797.

The oldest intact European-style structure in Arizona, the church retains its original purpose of ministering to the religious needs of its parishioners from the Tohono O'odham Nation.

The current church dates from the late 1700's, when Southern Arizona was part of New Spain. In 1783, Franciscan missionary Fr. Juan Bautista Velderrain was able to begin construction on the present structure using money borrowed from a Sonoran rancher. He hired an architect, Ignacio Gaona, and a large workforce of O'odham to create the present church.
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