Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Born Segno, Italy, 1645 – Educated at Jesuit Colleges Entered society of Jesus, 1665 – His petition to be sent upon a distant and dangerous mission granted, 1678 – Began missionary labors in Lower California, April 1, 1683 – Among Pimas, March 13, 1687 During 24 years in Pimeria Alta made 50 missionary and exploring expeditions inland - Founded missions – Established ranches – Introduced domestic animals and European plants into Arizona – Made world famous maps – Wrote enduring books. Died 1711, age 66 years, at Magdalena, Sonora, where his body now rests.
Erected 1936 by Kino Memorial Association.
Location. 32° 13.372′ N, 110° 58.504′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on West Alameda Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 255 West Alameda Street, Tucson AZ 85701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tucson Old Walled City (a few steps from this marker); Alameda Street (a few steps from this marker); Edward Nye Fish House (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Gate Southwest Corner of the Presidio (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church in Tucson (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio Wall Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
Regarding Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino, S.J.. Earliest pioneer of civilization in the southwest heroic missionary to the Pima Indians intrepid explorer founder of San Xavier del Bac
Erected by the Kino Memorial Association
Frank C. Lockwood, president – 1936 -
Edith O. Kitt, Sec. – Mose Drachman, Treas.
Mahonri Designer & Sculptor
Also see . . . Padre-Eusebio-Francisco-Kino. A Wikipedia article on Eusebio Kino (Submitted on January 13, 2010.)
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