SOUTHWESTERN PASSAGE

THE DESERT SOUTHWEST

ARIZONA; AN INTERESTING ALLURE

THE DESERT ROSE

THE GRAND CANYON

CANYON DE CHELLY (entrance)

This canyon has been settled for more than 2000 years. The Anasazi civilization

lived there around 1200 AD.  Later, the great Navajo Nation made it their

home and has since occupied the area for over 300 years. These societies

left their mark on the canyon walls for all mankind to witness.

WHITE HOUSE RUINS OF CANYON DE CHELLY

MISSION SAINT XAVIER DEL BAC

(white dove of the desert)

The mission is approximately 20 miles from Tucson, Arizona.  This was just one in a string

of missions built by Catholic  missionaries in their early presence in the area.

Originally constructed in  1692 by Father Eusebio Kino,  it was rebuilt in 1783

after being destroyed by Apaches. During construction on one of the two towers of the church,

it was reported that an Indian laborer fell into the tower and  died.  His body was never recovered.

The Indians were very superstitious people and for this reason the tower was left unfinished.

presented by: EDDIE TWO HAWKS   February 20, 2011

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11 thoughts on “SOUTHWESTERN PASSAGE

  1. I am late in commenting but I’ve had a lot of trouble getting onto the net and people’s sites…here I am, finally…I loved the pictures in this post, Eddie…and enjoyed the history lesson as well…I hope the week ahead is a good one, love Katie.

  2. Interesting facts here, and the Grand Canyon has always held me in its spell. As I imagine at one time it was filled with our ocean,, Such the world evolves and changes,
    Even in the Hills of my old village where I grew up in Derbyshire the limestone out-crop of rocks within one of my favourite valleys has fossils of fish embedded into the rocks…

    Beautiful photos, of nature and of Art.. Thank you for sharing..

  3. I loved viewing every photo, and reading all the information, Eddie, simply awe inspiring and makes one feel so small in comparison of the History of Man and the wonders of Nature… xPenx

  4. Thankyou Eddie for sharing these wonderful pics and the interesting facts relating to the pics.. much appreciated… 🙂
    Have a magical day…
    Jen. xxx

  5. The view in the great Canyon is just spectacular, and the white dove of the desert is so beautiful.

    Happy Sunday my friend!

    arctic

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