Tumacacori National Historic Park, 45 miles south of Tucson, is one of Arizona's oldest settlements involving Spanish missionaries. Jesuit Father Eusebio Kino visited in 1691. But the mission did not get its first resident priest until 1771. The final phase of construction of the mission church started in 1823.
President Theodore Roosevelt created Tumacacori National Historical Park in 1908.
The mission records of baptisms and burials are in a searchable database: https://bit.ly/3zjKDHW
The historical park includes the Tumacacori, Calabazas and Guevavi missions.
Abe's Old Tumacacori Bar is across the highway from the mission. Abe Trujillo, the bartender for 60 years, died in 2010 at age 81.
His father Tirso originally built a store and gas station and then added a bar after the end of prohibition, according to the Santa Cruz Valley Sun. Charlie Trujillo, an eighth generation family member, now runs the bar.
Elevation: 3,300 feet
Annual visitation: 38,786
San Xavier Mission is a half hour away: