El Tiradito

The shrine known as El Tiradito is a place where people light candles and leave notes in the hope that their prayers may be answered. According to legend, It is dedicated to a man involved in a love triangle who died on the spot more than 150 years ago. Photo taken Feb. 2, 2013.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

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Jim Griffith is the former director of the Southwest Folklore Center at the University of Arizona, and co-founder of Tucson Meet Yourself. He’s also the author of seven books on the folklore and folklife of our region, most recently “A Border Runs Through It.” His books can be purchased at tucson.com/wildcatgear.

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