Hearts & History
March 17, 2011.
Due to your
program is offered again
noted author and oral historian Patricia Preciado Martin; visit sites
of historic ranches, homesteads, corrals, and cemeteries. Learn about
the daily lives and customs of these hardy Hispanic
settlers and homesteaders.
day, we settle into a Rincon Valley tradition, as we savor the Tanque
Verde Guest Ranch's famous
We hope to offer this popular program again!
|Patricia Preciado Martin has
spent the last 30 years documenting Tucson and Southern Arizona
Mexican American culture and history through her non-fiction oral
histories and fiction short stories. Her books, all published by
the University of Arizona Press, include: Amor Eterno; Beloved
Land; Days of Plenty, Days of Want; El Milagro and Other Stories;
Images and Conversations; Songs My Mother Sang to Me. They are
available in fine book stores and libraries and Amazon.com.
The Rincon Mountains just east of Tucson (La
Sierra del Rincon) holds a treasure trove of little known
history of Mexican pioneers of the 19th and early 20th century.
Join us for this fascinating exploration of the Rincon
Valley; visit the sites of historic ranches, homesteads, corrals,
Join noted Tucson author and oral historian, Patricia Preciado
Martin, and our hosts Mary & Piet Van de Mark. Martinís
treasured stories are based on oral histories she collected of the
farming and ranching practices, the customs of daily life,
including religious observations, fiestas and food. You will stand
where they lived and worked and listen to Patricia's stories; and
these hardy settlers and homesteaders will come to life!
we'll pause to savor a Rincon Valley tradition: the Tanque Verde
Guest Ranchís famous luncheon buffet! Their seemingly endless
tables feature a wide selection for us, including corned beef and
cabbage in honor of Saint Patrickís Day! Their desserts are
memorable! Cost includes comfortable transportation, lots of fun,
a full day of learning, the Tanque Verde buffet and great photo
ops! $99 per person
covers it all; it's a great day to share with friends and family!
Life was sweet and familiar;
and life was rugged, as well, in the Sierra del Rincon of a century
has been suggested that Patricia's books plus a day with her in
the Rincon Valley make a mighty fine gift! Register
now and prepare yourself for this day by reading a few of Patricia
Preciado Martinís absorbing books!
& Piet Van de Mark with your questions.
is a brand new day-trip with
Please reserve early, while
you're thinking about it!
share this fun learning vacation day with a friend!
books are available on Amazon and in many shops around town.
program is co-sponsored by both
Tucson's Tohono Chul Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Museum members reserve with Baja's Frontier Tours; Tohono Chul
members please call Jo Falls at the Park.
Call Mary &
Piet Van de Mark directly at
Baja's Frontier Tours
(Tucson, Arizona) 520-887-2340.
(Outside Arizona? Toll
$99 per person including comfortable transportation and a picnic
you're not yet a member of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, this
is a great time to click here: www.desertmuseum.org
and learn more about
Membership is just a click away:
Please refer to the information mailed to you for times and details, including
the exact central Tucson departure location. Details will be mailed to participants.
of Tohono Chul Park, please register directly with Jo Falls as noted
4 spaces for March 18th and 1 for March 17th.
you're not yet a member, this is a good time to become one and
enjoy all the benefits of membership!
easy to become a member and join the tour and enjoy all the many
other many benefits of TCP membership!
Just click here now:
For MEMBERS' RESERVATIONS: Call
$99 (member's price) including comfortable transportation and a picnic lunch!
Please refer to the information mailed to you for times and
details, including the exact departure point at Tohono Chul
Park. Details will be mailed
Tohono Chul Park
is a non-profit, botanical garden
and art museum.
You may e-mail
Jo at Education@tohonochulpark.org
name is Frank Escalate. I was born right here on this ranch 58 years ago
(about 1925). But our history goes back much further than that.
My grandparents on both sides came from Ures, Sonora, Mexico. I am not
sure exactly when, but I know that it was over 100 years ago. My
grandmother used to tell stories of the gold rush of 1849, so that's how
I know. My Dad's grandfather us buried in Ures. He was a general in the
Spanish army. His wife and children came here to keep from being
executed during the war against Spain." From Images and
Conversations by Patricia Preciado Martin. University of Arizona
Press, 1983. This photo by Louis Carlos Bernal is on the cover of this
Call Mary & Piet at
in Tucson, Arizona for more information
February 15, 2011...Reserving Now
Cost for the day is $99
Buffet at historic Tanque Verde Guest Ranch is included!
Contact Piet & Mary Van de Mark by phone:
520-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)
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December 11, 2011