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Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains
By Robert Zucker
Father Eusebio Kino is credited to have named the Santa Catalina Mountains during his first journey through Pimeria Alta in 1697. 
Early Spanish settlers also called the mountains “La Iglesia,” the Spanish word for church since the looming mountains looked like a cathedral.  One of the visible peaks from Tucson is Cathedral Peak that resembles church towers. The Arizona Weekly Citizen, Tucson, A.T., September 25, 1881.
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