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San Cayetano De Calabazas

Nogales, Arizona
County of Santa Cruz.
Sec. 1 of Range 13E, Township 23S (SE1/4 of SE1/4)
National Register Number: 71000118
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AZ-7 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Part of Tumacacori NHS. See www.nps.gov/tuma/Cayetano.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 14, 1990):
An archeological site in southern Arizona, San Cayetano de Calbazas is the remains of a complex series of religious, government, and military occupations begun in 1756 by Spanish missionairies. Significant as the northernmost mission district of established by Jesuits, it consists of adobe and stone ruins and intact archeological depostis of the best preserved examples in the United States of a visita, or "visiting station", a fundamental link in the Spanish effort to acculturate Native Americans to the colonial society of New Spain.

The landmark is in good.

There have been no changes since the last reporting period (2006).

Recommendation/Change since last report:
None; the shelter is scheduled for upgrade through cyclic maintenance.

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