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Tucsons ‘El Tiradito’ shrine

a mystical grotto dedicated to an unlucky sinner

the shrine of el tiradito tucson arizona
el tiradito shrine

Tucsons ‘El Tiradito’ shrine is rather unique in the United States. It’s magical history goes back to the 1870’s, well before Arizona “magically became” part of the United States. It is a site and story of many local legends including the one officially agreed upon version. El Tiradito translates to ‘the castaway’, it is located in the oldest and original part of town, now known as barrio viejo. At that time, it was just a sleepy Mexican outpost in the once northern part of Sonora, Mexico. And this area and region has been inhabited by people for thousands of years.

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