50th Anniversary celebration of Padre Kino Statue

February 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AZ Historical Society Museum
The University of Arizona
949 East 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
Kino Heritage Society

Kino Statue Celebration Poster

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  1. About 100 people gathered to see Bishop Kicanas bless the Padre Kino statue in front of the AHS Museum, and to honor Dr. Bernard “Bunny” Fontana and Dr. James “Big Jim” Griffith, with miniature statues of the Padre on horseback. Family members of the origianl Kino Statue Committee which raised $40,000 over 50 years ago to have the statue erected at the U.S. Capitol were acknowledged. Present today were Ward 5 Councilman Richard Fimbres (who read City of Tucson proclamation), LD 2 House Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon, LD 3 House Rep. Macario Saldate, Justice of the Peace Carmen Dolny.

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