I think that many visitors here have no idea what El Tiradito is or means to the people living in this neighborhood. My gradparents lived in this neighborhood, I love the HISTORY that is in each and every house here...and especially the stories of El Tiradito, La Llorrona, and La Muchachita. This is just a small part of the neighborhood that is still standing after the Tucson Community Center was built. But don't just stop at El Tiradito, or drive by as some reviewer said- ...make sure to visit La Pilita, a museum run by two wonderful ladies who take the oral history of many of the older residents. They have wonderful displays during the year-my favorite being 'Dia de los Muertos' or 'Day of the Dead' during October. The students at Carrillo school, right next door make a wonderful, and colorful display every year that is visited by locals as well as people from as far away as Germany and Japan. This is also listed on the Presidio Trail. Take a candle to light and make a wish or a promise, and write it on a piece of paper and poke it into one of the many holes or crevices in the walls. It is said that if you make a wish and your candle stays lit all night, your wish will be granted. I feel sorry for those people who drove by or thought this was going to be a "commemorative" shrine- it might not mean much to those who don't understand, but read up on the history or talk to someone who lives here and you just might understand why El Tiradito is a part of Tucson's heart.
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