Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine Cross - Hereford, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Broken Trowel
N 31° 22.821 W 110° 14.036
12R E 572842 N 3472009
Quick Description: A seventy-five foot Celtic Cross located at the Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine in Hereford, AZ, USA.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2008 11:26:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM3Q7K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 97

Long Description:
This huge Celtic Cross is found on the grounds of the Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine. Appearing to be carved out of timbers it is actually hand sculpted. Even close up, the detail is deceiving. It was completed in 1998. The letters V, I, T and A are found on the arms of the cross. VITA means life. Admission to the shrine is free and open to the public from 9am to sunset daily, 365 days a year.

Driving directions: From Sierra Vista take Hwy 92 south to Stone Ridge. Continue onto Prince Placer Road and then turn right onto Twin Oaks Road. Parking is located at the gate below the shrine. A trail that takes visitors through an outdoor Stations of the Cross leads up to the shrine.

Information for this post was gleaned from the "Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine Visitor's Brochure" which can be obtained at the chapel. You can also visit the Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine web site.
Type of cross: Celtic cross

Material used: Other...

Characteristics of this cross:
As mentioned above, the large Celtic Cross stands 75 feet tall. Its made of a frame of structural steel coated with concrete and fiberglass. The finish was hand sculpted. Its weight is a heafty 30 tons.


Describe the location:
The Cross is located on the eastern side of the Huachuca Mountains above Ash Canyon at an elevation of 5,300 feet.


Year of manufacture: 3/1/1998

Is this cross commemorative ?: Don't know...

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