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The El Tiradito Shrine is located in a South Tucson barrio neighborhood. People come from all over the southwest to visit this shrine which is said to provide magical powers, they ask for help and pray for many things.

The original story about this shrine, which took place in the 1800s, has been rumored to be a love triangle between a Hispanic woman who left her husband, to be with the man she truly loved. Supposedly the angry husband murdered his wifes lover. The Catholic Church would not allow the man to be buried in the Catholic cemetery because he was a sinner. The "Castaway" was supposedly buried on this site and his lover would go to weep by his graveside. It is said when the monsoon rain storms come to Tucson you can hear her cries at this shrine.

This "Wishing Shrine" is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Location: Main South of Cushing Street, Tucson Arizona

Other History nearby:
(Tucson) 390th Memorial Museum
(Tucson) Arizona Historical Society
(Tucson) Arizona Historical Society of Tucson
(Tucson) Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
(Tucson) Arizona State Museum
(Tucson) Charles O. Brown House

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