Mission San Xavier del Bac
In the late 1600's, Father Kino arrived on horseback, entering the Wa:k village of the Tohono O'odham. The quiet and giving Desert people were seasonal farmers, growing Indian corn, beans, squash, lentils and melons. They also utilized native plants like saguaro fruits, mesquite tree beans, cholla buds and mesquite candy. They still weave beautiful baskets, that hold all matter of wares.
San Xavier Mission was built in the 1700's in New Spain. It is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest intact European structure in the state. Which state? Have you guessed where the White Dove is located?
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The inside was like a gilded castle. I could almost hear the whispers: two-hundred years of silent prayers en-route to the heavens.
I pray for a healthy life full of discovery and travel.
The fire burns bright in Tucson, Arizona.
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