This is the front facade of the Old Adobe Mission in Old Town Scottsdale. The Mission Church was built of adobe made from nearby mud and straw by Mexican immigrants, using the traditional techniques of their homeland.
Mexican families were brought to Scottsdale by businessmen in need of labor in the 1910's, with the approval of the U.S. and Mexican governments. Scottsdale had a Methodist Church and a Baptist Church, but no Catholic Church during that period.
So how do you think Mexican immigrant laborers acquired the land and built a church? More history will unfold tomorrow.
This week we have photos illustrating the industry of Egyptian people and civilization posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.