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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
1 Burrell St., Tubac, AZ

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Dec 03 2022


9:30 am - 11:00 am

Characters of the Village of Tubac

Saturdays in November and December

Join a docent-led walk through the Park and to the historic buildings of Old Tubac to learn about some of the many characters who have made history in the Village of Tubac. Learn about Native Americans, Juan Bautista de Anza, the Otero Family, Charles Poston, the contentious Edward Cross and Sylvester Mowry, the indefatigable Larcena Pennington Page, Sara Black, T. Lillie Mercer, Baca Float participants, Dale Nichols, Will Rogers, Jr., Collier Rogers, Luisa Rojas, Frank and Gay Griffin, Shaw Kinsley, and more! The walk will begin and end at the Visitor Center with water, refreshments, and a chance to browse the bookstore where you can learn more about our history and the many characters who lived it.

Docent: Connie Gessler

$10 per person includes all-day park admission. RSVP online (preferred). Or, please email, or call, for reservations <info@tubacpresidio.org> 520-398-2252.

Charles Poston wrote of Tubac in 1856, just two years after the Gadsden Purchase, put the Village on American soil.

“By Christmas 1856, an informal census showed the presence of fully a thousand souls in the vicinity of Tubac. We had no law but love, and no occupation but labor. No government, no taxes, no public debt, no politics. It is a community in a perfect state of nature. As “syndic” under New Mexico, I opened a book of records, performed the marriage ceremony, baptized children, and granted divorces.”

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