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Tucson in 100 Objects — Santos

Tucson in 100 Objects — Santos

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects. The daily series began April 20. Follow along at: azstarnet.com/100objects

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Tucson's El Tiradito visits become ritual for family wishing for recovery

Tucson's El Tiradito visits become ritual for family wishing for recovery

“How’s your mom?” I’m often asked these days.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Group seeks to boot 'A' Mountain shrine

Group seeks to boot 'A' Mountain shrine

A national group dedicated to keeping church and state separate is pressuring the city to remove a two-decades-old religious shrine from "A" Mountain.

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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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Big Jim: El Tiradito

Big Jim: El Tiradito

There’s a vacant lot on the west side of Main Avenue, just south of the corner of Main and Cushing Street. At the far end of the lot is an adobe wall featuring a central niche. Candles burn in glass containers in front of the wall, and the ground around them is darkened by decades of candle wax.

May 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Neighbors: Downtown shrine that's said to answer folks' prayers gets a little help of its own

Neighbors: Downtown shrine that's said to answer folks' prayers gets a little help of its own

It is said that El Tiradito wishing shrine downtown has answered prayers and hopes for 150 years.

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