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Neto's Tucson: Shrines on 'A' Mountain display our 'ritual genes'

Neto's Tucson: Shrines on 'A' Mountain display our 'ritual genes'

I wonder who was Esther G. Castro. Also what was Oscar Elias like?

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Second letter sent demanding city remove religious shrine

Tucson might face litigation over the religious shrine on “A” Mountain.

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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: 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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