01 May 2010

Father Kino ~ a Tucson hero & gourmet

Father Eusebio Francisco Kino is honored throughout the region and this statue of him is located on Kino Boulevard. It is thought that he is the person who named the area "Tucson" in the 1600's. He was a missionary and an intellectual. It is said that he introduced the zinfandel grape and the fig to this region. Bon appetit!


  1. Some of the stories, behind the art, are so interesting.

  2. Thanks for that really nice comment! I'm glad you enjoy reading a bit about Tucson's rich history. And thanks for your comments in general - I love knowing that the site has followers!

  3. Do you know the name of the artist who sculpted this statue?