Madera Canyon was a dead end, and we retraced our way back to I-19 and continued south to the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.
Here the lady at the desk had us watch a 7-minute video which would help us decide if we wanted to pay the $5 to enter the open-air museum. We had already decided we would do so, but then she kept us for a long discussion about the weather and Cleveland's Blizzard of 1978. The park does have a nice printed booklet for a self-guided tour.
The visitor center had some period furnishings, a model and paintings of the presidio/fort, and a touch table of assorted antique household items.
|Territorial Schoolhouse (1885); second oldest in Arizona|
|List of punishments, part 1|
|List of punishments, part 2|
|Tamiko wielding a ruler (KAH)|
|Sections of presidio walls of the commandant's house;|
stairs took you down to see the fort foundations from 1752
|Arrastra for grinding ore to extract gold or silver|
|Print shop in museum (KAH)|
|Rojas House, a vernacular row house|
|Rooms are added as needed, in a single line|
|Boys playing marbles|
|St Anne's Church is located on the site|
of the original presidio church
|A patch of grass...|
We drove down the frontage road to Tumacácori, to Wisdom's Café for lunch.
|Karen with one of the café's chickens|
|Cherry fruit burrito|