The Day of The Dead in
memorable small group Dia de Los Muertos experience in Southeastern
Tucson author/oral historian
|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
of the Dead, Día de Los Muertos
Scheduled for 2015
|This comfortable and
memorable small group full day tour with Patricia and Mary and
Piet is just $139; enjoy your own window seat in spacious new
vans, a yummy picnic lunch out in the pleasant country fall air,
excellent photographic opportunities, and our wonderful guests
enjoying the experience right along with you!
|Travel & Trip
Cancellation Insurance is now included! This unique and
wonderful small group learning adventure travels through some of
Southeastern Arizona's most scenic outdoors. Call and reserve
now and savor the anticipation!
Day of the Dead, El Dia de Los Muertos, is a centuries-old tradition
you'll find to be very much alive today in Southeastern Arizona. This
colorful and elaborate celebration is also a time of respect and
remembrance. In cemeteries around southeastern Arizona, families gather
to honor friends and relatives by cleaning and decorating their graves
with fresh and paper flowers, and sometimes with candles and offerings
of food and drink. One
special and off the beaten track example will be a 19th Century mining
camp cemetery in the hills east of historic Patagonia. Join noted Tucson
author and oral historian, Patricia Preciado Martin, and our
& Piet Van de Mark of Tucson's Baja’s Frontier Tours,
to experience this special holiday firsthand. Martin’s treasured
stories bring to life our selection of hidden, historic and even
“ghostly” cemeteries in southeastern Arizona. A
delightful feature of our day afield will be Patricia's sharing of some
of her own Dia de Los Muertos home altar; last year she brought
a selection of personal and family remembrances which she assembled and
discussed with our guests. This learning vacation includes comfortable
transportation, picnic lunch, lots of fun and sightseeing and great photo ops!
$139 per person including very comfortable transportation roundtrip
(with your own window seat!) from Tucson,
a picnic lunch
and Travel & Trip Cancellation Insurance!
Day of The Dead - Arizona Style!
Information: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO END OF PAGE
plan ahead to assure a place for you on this day. Reserve early.
This program has filled in advance in past years.
for Piet & Mary: 520-887-2340
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Europeans from America's East Coast began to settle into
Southeastern Arizona in the mid- Nineteenth Century following the
California Gold Rush and the War with Mexico. Population continued to
blossom even more after the Civil War, the coming of the railroad and
finally the end of the Apache wars in the 1880's. However, this storied
land had long been the Northwestern Frontier of Mexico, and that
heritage continues to be very evident in these days, as we visit
cemeteries on this day trip out of Tucson.
Some folks led exciting lives...
Join us for a picnic lunch...
& Piet Van de Mark with your questions about either departure.
popular day-trip generally
fills in advance...please reserve early, while
you're thinking about it!
Call Mary &
Piet Van de Mark directly at
Baja's Frontier Tours
$139 per person includes very comfortable spacious transportation
where every guest enjoys their own window seat!
And Travel & Trip Cancellation Insurance!
you're not yet a member of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, this
is a great time to click here: www.desertmuseum.org
and make that happen!
Please refer to the Participant Information mailed to you for times and details, including
the exact central Tucson departure location. Details about this all
day learning vacation will be mailed to participants.
Contact Piet & Mary Van de Mark by phone:
520-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)
Frontier Tours LLC Tucson, Arizona 2009