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Diana Hadley and Gloria Alvillar, of the Friends of Tucson's Birthplace, talk about Father Eusebio Kino's heritage and plans to commemorate the 300th year of his death.

In his lifetime, Father Eusebio Kino explored and mapped the Pimeria Alta, converted indigenous people, established two dozen missions or visitas and stimulated the region's economic growth.

In celebration of the 300th year of his death, a contingent of 26 friends and family members from his hometown of Segno, Italy are traveling to Tucson and Sonora to participate in the festivities. Diana Hadley and Gloria Alvillar, with the Friends of Tucson's Birthplace, talk about his legacy.

Kimberly Craft discusses Father Eusebio Kino\\u0027s heritage and plans to commemorate the 300th year of his death  with Diana Hadley and Gloria Alvillar, from Friends of Tucson\\u0027s Birthplace.