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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is located 45 miles south of Tucson on Interstate Highway 19. When Father Kino established Tumacacori in 1691 the small Piman Indian village of Tubac became a mission farm. In 1751 Piman Indians led by Luis of Saric revolted and Tubac was destroyed. Following a major battle with the Piman Indians in 1752 the Spanish founded the Presidio of Tubac. Juan Bautista de Anza was the Presidio's second commander and it was from here that he led his two expeditions to northern California. In 1776 the presdio was moved to Tucson and Tubac was abandoned. In 1787 it was reactivated. In 1848 it was again abandoned.

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