As objects go, this is a bit large, but it's pretty much the most important one.
On the eve of the busy Easter weekend, crews have erected a covered walkway structure at the foot of the east tower of historic Mission San Xavier del Bac. Its purpose: to protect visitors from pieces of the aging tower that could break loose and fall to the ground.
Do tornadoes occur in the desert? It may sound like a trick question, but the answer is yes. According to the Storm Prediction Center, Arizona has recorded more than 230 tornadoes since 1952. That means the state averages about four reported tornadoes each year.
A festival to celebrate Padre Kino is today from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mission San Xavier del Bac, 1950 W. San Xavier Road.
The Morgue Lady missed the anniversary of the laying of the foundation for the San Xavier Mission, but this article might interest readers even if it is a bit late.
Matilde Rubio worked on the baptistry ceiling in 2006. "Restoration will never end," said Vern Lamplot, executive director of Patronato San Xavier.
Patronato San Xavier - an organization that has pumped about $10 million into the restoration and preservation of Mission San Xavier del Bac - is a recipient of a Governor's Centennial Award.
Patronato San Xavier has pumped around $10 million into the restoration of Mission San Xavier del Bac, southwest of Tucson. The church, built from 1783 to 1797, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.
As restoration work proceeded on Mission San Xavier del Bac, the west tower was concealed behind a scrim for several years during the mid-2000s.