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Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Finger Rock in Tucson's History

Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains by Robert Zucker1883: The Story Of The “Stone Church”

Tucson Judge Charles H. Meyer related an obscure story of an Indian tribe and lost ruins near La Ventaña in an 1883 Tucson newspaper article about the “Stone Church.” The respected local judge told a reporter about a roaming group of Indians who were constantly chased by the Apaches from the San Pedro River into the Santa Catalina Mountains through the Cañada del Oro and back into the Catalina Mountains somewhere near Ventaña Canyon and Finger Rock Mountain, on the south side of the Santa Catalina Mountains. There, they built a polished granite stone church with a stone mosaic floor. To find out more, read "Treasures of the Santa Catalinas."

Mining Near La Ventana

On the south side of the Santa Catalina Mountains, six miles north of Ft. Lowell ruins on Swan and Skyline Road, is the 942 The land is now surrounded by private homes, including Skyline Country Club Estates. At one time rancher George Wilson who had interests in the Cañada del Oro area had owned the mines. These nearby small mines are both one league from La Ventaña. The Cargodera is a mile or less from “a large ‘town’ on a mesa” that was a large Hohokam village dating to 1200AD. To find out more, read "Treasures of the Santa Catalinas."

Discover the legends and rich history of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Learn about the Iron Door Mine, Spanish Jesuit treasures, Buffalo Bill's mines, gold mining in Oracle when pioneers arrived to prospect the Catalina Mountains. Visit the "Treasures of the Santa Catalinas" and read stories forgotten in time. Available at a discount on Amazon.

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