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Posadas and Pastorela

Posadas and Pastorela

White Angels carry the Nacimiento, during the 72nd annual Las Posadas procession put on by Carrillo Elementary Magnet Schoool, Friday December 12, 2008 in Tucson, Ariz. School children reenact the christmas story through Barrio Historico neighborhood. 

December 17, 2013 12:00 am
Highway 15 Virgin of Guadalupe

Highway 15 Virgin of Guadalupe

This roadside painting by Epifaneo Molina is on Highway 15 as it goes through Imuris. It gives us the whole scene - except that the Virgin is handing the roses to San Juan Diego, rather telling him to pick them.

December 12, 2013 4:01 pm
Virgin in Magdalena

Virgin in Magdalena

Shrine to the Virgin on the side of an automobile shop on the outskirts of Magdalena, Sonora.

December 12, 2013 4:01 pm
Virgin on a low rider

Virgin on a low rider

The Virgin etched on the window of a low rider car.

December 12, 2013 4:01 pm
A float

A float

Assembling a float fir the evening Guadaupe procession, Querobabi, Sonora. The sign tells us that the float is sponsored by the Centro Guadalupano.

December 12, 2013 4:02 pm
Curb protector

Curb protector

A curb protector in Villa Seris, Hermosillo, Sonora

December 12, 2013 4:02 pm
Protecting traffic

Protecting traffic

The Virgin protecting traffic on the road east of Moctezuma, Sonora.

December 12, 2013 4:02 pm
Near a school

Near a school

Guadalupe altar outside a home near Carrilo School.

December 12, 2013 4:02 pm
Altars

Altars

Juana Valencia with her miniature Tepeyac hill, December 12, 2000. Many residents of Querobabi, Sonora put up altars along the route taken by the evening Guadalupe procession.

December 12, 2013 4:02 pm

The Skinny on corn tortillas

Big Jim Griffith's history and folklore blog, "Our Storied Desert Land," continues today at azstarnet.com/bigjim

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Big Jim: El Tiradito and Urban Renewal

Big Jim: El Tiradito and Urban Renewal

In the 1960s, a large chunk of what had been downtown Tucson was swallowed up by a huge Urban Renewal project. Old businesses and residential neighborhoods were cleared to make was for public buildings like the Convention Center.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Big Jim: Some history about El Tiradito

Big Jim: Some history about El Tiradito

In the 1920s, our shrine, El Tiradito, which had been downhill from its present location, was moved because of a street-widening project, and settled on land donated to the city of Tucson.

May 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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