El Tiradito

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S. Main Ave., between Cushing and Simpson Streets, Tucson, AZ 85701

Known as the “wishing shrine,” El Tiradito has its origins in an 1870s love triangle that ended with the murder of a young sheepherder named Juan. Juan’s grave and a shrine were moved to this site just south of the present-day Tucson Convention Center. El Tiradito means “the castaway,” and it is said to be the only such shrine in the United States dedicated to the soul of a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground.

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