Photographer, Raechel Running, resident of Barrio Viejo, Tucson, talks about a shrine dedicated to the unforgiven.
El Tiradito – ‘The Castaway’ is the only shrine in the United States dedicated to the soul of a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground.
The many legends about its origin all involve a tragic love triangle occurring in the early 1870’s.
So the story goes, a man was caught with another man’s wife and killed and buried at the scene of the crime.
This video gives one an idea of how Mexican lore and culture have a large influence of the South West of the United States.
Check out Raechel’s amazing photos