Publication: Potomac Corral of the Westerners, 1962, Washington
First edition. Quarto. Vol. VII, No. 3 of Corral Dust. Printed wrappers, 8 pp. Father Kino reached northern Sonora on March 13, 1687. Father Kino was a Jesuit priest from a town which is now a part of northern Italy. For the last 24 years of his life he worked in the region then known as the Pimería Alta, modern-day Sonora, in Mexico and southern Arizona in the United States. He explored the region and worked with the indigenous Native American population. Father Kino proved that Baja California was not an island by leading an overland expedition there. By the time of his death he had established 24 missions, chapels or visiting stations. Also includes an article by Neil West Kimball entitled, "The Peripatetic Press - A First Class Mystery, about the one-horsepower printing press, which is responsible for a dozen "firsts" in Western journalistic history. Fine copy.
Inventory Number: 45703