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    Volcanic Rock

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 13, 2011

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    Favorite thing: I thought this was interesting to share.

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    Volannic rock was used in the original foundation of the church. Placed beneath the wall's adobe bricks for support. The rock used in the church's foundation are believed to have been gathered near what is now Sentinel Hill (A-Mountain), seven miles to the north of the church.

    This rock was removed during church restoration work in 1991. Commonly referred to as basalt. It is thought to be 410 millions years old and is of the same origin as the rocks used in the construction of numerous homes and walls in and around the University of Arizona during the early 1900's.

    1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson,AZ 85746-7409
    520-294-2624
    San Xavier del Bac Mission

    Exit west from Interstate 19 onto W San Xavier Rd. Its on the right side.

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    Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    Roadrunner at San Xavier

    Favorite thing: As we walked the trail which encircles Prayer Mountain we saw two Roadrunners, and this one paused to let us take its picture. The Roadrunner is found in all the southwestern states and is the state bird of New Mexico. It is a species of ground cukoo and is famous for its distinct appearance, its ability to eat rattlesnakes, and its preference to running across the desert instead of flying.

    Many people, especially those who live outside the southwestern states, know the roadrunner best from its depiction in Warner Brothers cartoons. We are always excited whenever we encounter this very interesting bird.

    Roadrunner

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    san Xavier del Bac Mission National Landmark

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 13, 2011

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    Favorite thing: This plaque is located at the front entrance of the church.

    It reads:
    San Xavier Del Bac
    Has been disgnated a
    Registered National Historic Landmark
    Under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 31, 1935
    this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating
    the History of the United States.
    U.S.Department of the Interiror
    National Park Service
    1963

    Located at 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson,AZ 85746-7409

    520-294-2624

    San Xavier del Bac Mission

    Exit west from Interstate 19 onto W San Xavier Rd. Its on the right side.

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