El Tiradito (The Castaway)

Category   Historic Landmarks


360 S Main Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

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#10 on Turquoise Trail Map: This shrine is typical of small shrines in many communities in Mexico, where people come to burn candles and pray, asking for help with their problems. One legend associated with this shrine involves a tragic love triangle in the 1870s, with a husband killing his wife’s lover. A priest would not let the man be buried in the consecrated cemetery so local people lit candles at this location to pray for his soul.

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