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“White Dove of the Desert” – March 18, 2013

The San Xavier Mission

The San Xavier Mission – the “White Dove of the Desert” was built between 1783 and 1797 by the Tohono O’odham tribe, under the direction of Spanish Franciscans. The mission opened Tucson’s first public school in Nov. 7, 1864. The Mission was created to serve the needs of the local community, the village of Wa:k (San Xavier District) on the Tohono O’odham reservation, southwest of Tucson, Arizona. This picture was taken in March 18, 2010, with a “loaner” camera. My Canon 30D was in for a checkup, and so this was shot with a Canon 50D, ISO-100, F8, 1/800 sec, 40mm.

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