A U.S. National Park (located south of Tubac, Az ,north of the Mexican border)
The actual mission as it looks today...after years of neglect. It was pillaged by the Apache Indians and treasure seekers. There is a lot of folklore about the missing treasure of Tumacacori...which people today are still searching for.
A painting of the Presidio at Tubac, that was built in 1752 to protect the Mission (Tumacacori) which lies just a few miles to the south. The Presidio is why Tubac (where we are staying) became a town.No traces of the Presidio still remain except for some underground excavation, which is visible at the local Historic Museum . Fifty Cavalrymen were garrisoned there to keep peace with the Pima Indians and to fight off the aggressive Apaches.