SAN XAVIER MISSION

NGS PID:
CZ1976
Coordinates:
N 32.107032° W 111.008025°
Location:
Elevation:
Unknown
Type:
Landmark/Intersection Station
Setting:
Church Spire
Year Established:
Unknown
Established By:
Unknown
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of April 30, 2017

Just like the nearby cross, this is a landmark station we first visited ten years ago, but didn't realize at the time that it was a station. We stopped by the mission again today on our way from Tucson to Ajo and took some photos this time. We also thoroughly explored the mission grounds, including the cactus gardens, and bought some fantastic green and red chili burritos and fry bread with cinnamon sugar at the food stands on the grounds. If you're coming by on a Sunday, skip breakfast and/or lunch and just eat here!

I found it interesting that the datasheet description doesn't specify what point was sighted on. I assume it was the top of the west tower, since it is white and stands out from a distance, rather than the small and dark cross atop the tower.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

Recovered in good condition.

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