CANOA THEN AND NOW!
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Located at the western base of Elephant Head Mountain along the Santa Cruz River between San Xavier and Tubac, the area was known as a life sustaining source of water in the dry Sonoran Desert.
Don Bufkin's 1966 map from "Kino in Arizona" shows Canoa as the “Waterhole”. Contributed by the Kino Heritage Society.
Illustrations from the Deezie Manning Collection were contributed by Ann (Manning) Feigen, and Leslie (Manning) Woods-Hulse featured as children going fishing at Historic Canoa Ranch in the 1950s.
Both are active members of the Friends of Canoa, monumental in helping us to keep the stories accurate, and preserving the property for the enjoyment of the public.