Help us Preserve the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Former Governor Raul H. Castro to Speak

THS is privileged to have very special guest speakers, former Arizona Governor Raul H. Castro and

his wife, Patricia, for the March 17th meeting at 1:30 p.m., the Otero House, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.

The Castros, residents of Nogales, Arizona, live within a stone’s throw of the border in the old historic district, but they have lived and traveled in many countries as Raul worked for his adopted country, the USA. Born in Cananea, Sonora in 1916, Raul came to Arizona in 1926, the son of a copper miner and mid-wife.

When the Castro family, including 11 children, crossed the border at Naco, the immigration inspector said, “Castro Family, you are now in the United States of America. It’s up to you.” Raul tells this Horatio Algier story that led him to become a prominent Tucson attorney, the first and only Latino elected governor of Arizona, American ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina.

Patricia Castro has been at Raul’s side, the busy wife of a very public figure greeting dignitaries, entertaining Presidents, braving life-threatening environments. The Castros are both captivating, humorous speakers you won’t want to miss!

Today, the Castros visit classrooms in the southwest inspiring young people to follow their dreams. Raul’s book, Adversity is My Angel, the Life and Career of Raul H. Castro, will be available for signing after the presentation.

Admission is $10.00/person; children under 14 years are free. Make

your reservations early; seating will go quickly. Call the Society

(520) 398 – 2020 today and reserve your seats. You may also call the Tubac Presidio at 398-2252.

ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS!  We are always needing your donated images for our Tubac Presidio Park online merchandising store.  We use your images on products for sale to the public and all proceeds go directly to preserving Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.  See our Store at*.  Contact to find out how to email copies of your artwork or photographs.  You and/or your website would be promoted in the product descriptions in the store itself and on our blog as well.  We would appreciate it so much.  Thank you!


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