Not including soldiers, Tucson’s population is about 1,000 souls. Geronimo (rt) and 3 of his Chiricahua warriors; 1886. Dawn, Sunday, April 30th: Camp Grant Massacre. 1934 In the 12th & 13th century C.E., their homeland experienced long periods of drought combined with intermittent flooding that destroyed many of their irrigation canals. Leopoldo Carrillo begins development on his 8-acre Carrillo Gardens on South Main Street where Carrillo Middle School is today. These 100 defendants had just been tried for their role in the Camp Grant Massacre and found "not guilty". Brown opens his Congress Hall saloon at the intersection of Calle de la Alegria (Happiness Street) and Meyer Avenue. Whether or not there was continuous habitation is unclear, though evidence of agricultural settlements along the Santa Cruz River have been found dating from ca. U of A adopts the nickname: Wildcats. Initially, the school is located in an adobe building on the outskirts of Downtown at Sixth & Congress Streets. Arizona wins US Supreme Court decision in a long contest over its share of Colorado River water, reviving hopes for the Central Arizona Project. Artist Paul Coze's illustration of prehistoric Hohokam irrigation canals. His editorials vilify all Apaches and his false claims and hysterical exaggerations of Apache atrocities will lead to the Camp Grant Massacre. Pennington Street was "Arroyo Street". Amid considerable controversy, Mexico gives Tucson a 7-ton bronze statue of Poncho Villa. Tucson officially became part of the United States in 1854 after the Gadsden Purchase. For more about the Apache Wars, Click HERE. Ohioan Phocion Way passes through town on June 11th. Many of these large homes, including Albert Steinfeld's, are still in use today as offices. Orientation: Tucson is the second-largest Arizona city and is located in the southeastern part of the state. First speeding ticket issued to Albert Steinfeld’s chauffeur. The Territorial legislature meets here informally. Tucson’s Spanish Colonial Fort: Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, and the People Who Shaped its History, 1691-1856 by Marc Callis | Oct 2, 2020 Paperback $15 million in today's dollars would be about a half-billion, still one of the greatest bargains of all time. Alex Levin acquires the Hodges Hotel on Main Street (formerly Calle Real). Our History Program documents and preserves the rich history of the Chinese people of Tucson. Given the consequences of the long-term drought again encompassing the American Southwest, will expensive desalination of water from the Gulf of California be the only viable economic alternative? Cochise dies. A woman died in childbirth the day after they left Tubac. The Inn is immediately popular with the rich and famous. Water feuds erupted over the use of limited water by the Chinese truck farmers and their landlords. First Pima County Courthouse. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did putting it together. Arizona Territorial capital is moved from Tucson to Prescott. The park owes its name to Tucson's official birthday, Aug. 20, 1775. Perhaps you will discover some too. They are drawn westward by gold discoveries in California. For a History of Tucson in the 18th and 19th centuries from the people who lived there, see our article on History of Tucson as Told by the People Who Lived It. Tucson remained the northern-most outpost of Mexico until the arrival of American soldiers in 1856. Decades later he would die nearly penniless. Replaced in 1972 by the current unimaginative structure. Shown here is the location of the present-day reconstructed Spanish Presidio and the former location of Camp Lowell on the outskirts of Downtown. According to the Arizona Star, "the latest improvement in our growing city is the establishment of the telephone headquarters adjoining the post office, where our citizens and visitors can now communicate with all parts of the city, and by telegraph connections with the remotes parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa.". Tucson’s first regularly scheduled airline begins operation. Population: about 7,000. Handy). The stage no longer has protection from Apaches. JAVASCRIPT IS DISABLED. With a cost of $168 million, Tucson gets a Modern Streetcar, the first since December 31, 1930. Spanish soldiers put down the rebellion and imprison the leader. He then turns the gun on himself and commits suicide. Many do. Without the Central Arizona Project (CAP). Hundreds of Apaches attack the Presidio and nearly wipe out the small Spanish garrison. A private water company pipes water to some homes & businesses. In 1880, Tucson began a period of many changes with the arrival of the Southern-Pacific Railroad, the end of American Indian Wars, and the opening of the mines. The weekly newspaper, Arizona Citizen, begins publishing. The Tucson Presidio Trust acted as a friends organization, bringing life into the adobe walls with its volunteer-run living history programs. Three men, in particular, were responsible: General George Crook; Captain Henry Lawton, and Lt. Charles Gatewood. After 1210 miles, they establish a presidio and a village overlooking a beautiful bay. Both are owned by Albert Steinfeld. When that happens, and it is already happening, Tucson will not have enough water to support a population of more than a few hundred souls. with the migrations of Paleoindian and Archaic hunters and gatherers. The first golf course opens. Archeological sites prove American Indians lived in the Santa Cruz River Valley near Tucson for at least 12,000 years. "Gates Pass is a byway between the city of Tucson and many local attractions like the International Wildlife Museum, Tucson Studios, the Desert Museum and Saguaro National Park." Compre o livro History of Tucson, Arizona na Amazon.com.br: confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e importados History of Tucson, Arizona - Livros na Amazon Brasil- 9781157023005 Pular para conteúdo principal I find the history of Tucson fascinating, and enjoy leading our Southern Arizona Guide Tucson History & Libation Tour one Sunday a month. Construction begins on the very large adobe "Convento" at Mission San Agustin. Twenty-eight people die, including Albert Seinfeld’s son and daughter-in-law, who were residing in the penthouse. Originally a presidio on the frontier of New Spain, Tucson was a Mexican community before the arrival of Anglo settlers. Upon being forced to look at the battered bodies of the victims, one confesses and implicates the other two. Twenty of the best trackers set out to find the culprits. The City, with voter approval, bulldozes 29 city blocks, home to some 1,100 poor and working-class residents, to make room for the new Tucson Convention Center, Music Hall, Leo Rich Theater and a lot of parking space. For more about how Tucson became the capitol of Confederate Arizona Territory, CLICK HERE. For 35 years, the Forums brought speakers from around the world to Tucson such as: Martin Niemoller, Senator Margaret Chase, Chief Justice William O Douglas, Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Barry Goldwater, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, George … Mexico gives up all or most of present-day California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and the northern portions of Arizona and New Mexico ... 525,000 square miles in all. For most Tucsonans, this is a life-changing event. Of necessity, that will change. All have a privy out back. President Grant re-opens the huge Chiricahua Reservation to mining, ranching, and other American exploitation. At this time, the walls are comprised mainly of timbers and earth berms. © 2021 Reliance Network and Long Realty. The first Pima County Courthouse is constructed of adobe at Ott Street and Court Avenue. In the face of overwhelming force, the Confederates retreat to the Rio Grande and the California Column, 1800 h4, occupy Tucson in May without a fight. World War I is almost over. The story began in 1910 when Charles “the bird man” Hamilton landed his Curtis Bi-Plane over 13,000 spectators at the Elysian Grove Amusement Park downtown on the east bank of the Santa Cruz River. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. U of A begins first classes with 6 faculty and 32 students. That $10 million would be about $300 million in today's dollars. Alex Levin opens his 3-acre park on the tree-lined grounds of his brewery on the east bank of Rio Santa Cruz. Tucson’s population is about 55,000. Coronado Expedition. The History of Tucson, AZ The Tucson of today is a thriving and bustling area with plenty to see and do no matter where you live around the city. Arizona Territory did not exist until the Civil War. But what of Tucson’s future? 1902 The 1932 Tucson Rodeo opened the grounds, with seating for 3,000 and parking for 59 cars. "It is a nice combination of history, landscape beauty and includes a nice hike up to a higher viewpoint if you have the energy and mobility." Court Avenue used to continue through to Congress Street in front of the Pima County Courthouse. The Citizen notes that the event is on the 50th anniversary of Arizona’s admission to the Confederate States of America. In order to protect Tucson citizens from Apaches, a military post, Camp Lowell, is established at present-day Armory Park area (including the present-day location of Tucson Electric Power) of Downtown. Wells, some powered by windmills, could reach groundwater at about 30 feet. When the Rocky Mountains no longer have a significant annual snowpack, there will be no Colorado River worthy of the name. The “Old Pueblo” has lived under four flags (Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, and U.S.). City pipes deliver a new municipal water system piping clean drinking water to 625 residential and commercial customers. No one has indoor plumbing. Mexico wins a decade-long fight for independence from Spain, and Tucson becomes a remote Mexican village in the state of Sonora. In April, a small telephone exchange is operating. Privacy Policy and Arroyo means "Ditch" in Spanish. Arizona women can now vote. Even though the journey was extremely dangerous, there was only one death. He notes that the population is about 200, perhaps a dozen are Americans. Hotel Congress fire. Tucson’s population is about 7,500. The first guest ranches open on the outskirts of Tucson. Prior mayors were appointed. Two of Tucson's most prominent professional men, lawyer Francis Heney and Dr. John Handy, meet on Church Street in the shadow of the Pima County Courthouse. 1000 B.C. Geronimo and his band of renegade Apaches surrender for the 4th and final time. Spanish influenza, a global pandemic, causes the University of Arizona to go into quarantine. Tucson was the territory’s largest community with 7,000 residents when the Southern Pacific brought new goods and people, including U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. One of the 2 museum buildings at Fort Lowell in Tucson. north from Tumacacori, through Tubac and Tucson to the Gila River, then west to the Colorado River and onto California. The odd thing about humanity is that we seldom learn the lessons of history. But it also puts several once-prosperous enterprises, such as freight haulers Tully & Ochoa, out of business. Tucson is named the capital of Arizona Territory. 1, Tucson's first public school district. It intersected with Main Avenue about where City Hall is today.). Overheated Tucsonans can now enjoy cool summer breezes at 8-9,000’ elevation. In 2015 the Trust took over daily operations of the Museum with the goal of creating a fully sustainable cultural and tourist attraction. This is bad news for the Chiricahua Apaches. American Treachery. The stage no longer has protection from Apaches. But it is hard to imagine Tucson’s population ever reaching 2 million without additional major sources of potable water. The first teacher leaves after four months because the district can not afford to pay him. Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino makes his initial visit to the area he calls Pimaria Alta (land of the Upper Pima) He finds Pima Indians living in a well-irrigated agrarian settlement they call T'Shuk-sohn: Place at the Base of Black Mountain (later known as Sentinel Peak and now “A” Mountain). German-born Alex Levin starts producing beer at his Pioneer Brewery. The district's lone schoolhouse is a rented saloon in downtown with 55 students. The real estate value of every Tucson property owner will be worthless. Cochise keeps the wagon road through Apache Pass and the water at Apache Springs safe for Americans. In the distance, across Rio Santa Cruz, is El Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, the 11-acre walled fort. 10,000 B.C. John Wasson, editor of the Weekly Arizonan, and surveyor-general of Arizona Territory formalizes the town’s property lines. Directly below them is the walled Mission Garden. Coronado Expedition by Frederic Remington. Butterfield Overland Mail ceases operation due to the Civil War. The Arizona Inn is built and operated by Isabella Greenway, Arizona’s first Congresswoman and a lifelong friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. No one knows. Fifteen years later, grass will be added. Straight red lines running north-south show were Main & Meyer Avenues were eliminated to make way for Tucson Convention Center, Music Hall & Leo Rich Theater. 1861. "Save the Temple" group succeeds in saving the historic Temple of Music & Art from demolition; restoration begins. The city is 108 miles (174 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi (97 km) north of the U.S.–Mexico border. If the scientific models are reasonably accurate, the American Southwest is in for a very long period of drought … 100 years; 1,000 years … 10,000 years … more? In the 1880’s many sanitariums will be established in or near Tucson. The expedition's success is a testament to de Anza's extraordinary leadership. San Agustin Cathedral and Church Plaza (Plaza de la Mesilla) is open for services. Fire breaks out in the Pioneer Hotel. The History of Tucson School District 1, 1867 - 1967 By James F. Cooper, Edited by John H. Fahr Dr. Click here to Read More. Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market Has It Going On! The population at the Presidio was 395, including soldiers, their wives and children. In the passing years, through good times and bad, TMC has never stopped delivering on its mission to provide exceptional health care with compassion. These hardy pioneers left us with a way to peak into our past though a tiny knothole in time. Predictably, the Apache Wars resume. Hotel Congress opens across the street from the Southern Pacific train depot. Downtown’s Fox Tucson Theater reopens on New Year’s Eve after 26 years in which is was a porno theater, then a derelict building occupied by vagrants. Congress Street was Calle de la Alegria or Happiness Street. Spanish soldiers at El Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. Tucson incorporates. For the first time, Tucsonans have almost instantaneous communications with the outside world. The Americans have dug a well and procured tolerably good water ..." Tucson is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States. In fact, they ended the trek with 2 more than they started with when two women gave birth and survived. For most Tucsonans, this is a very positive event. His wife, Petra, survives. The first public hospital, St. Mary’s, is receiving patients. The Sixth Cavalry Band from Fort Lowell sometimes provides the music. Arizona becomes the 48th state. First electric lights replace gaslights. The magnificent 5-story, 200-room Santa Rita Hotel opens on Broadway where present-day TEP offices are located. For all Tucsonans and people of Southern Arizona, this is a life-changing event. The City’s old central square, the site of so many happy fiestas, Plaza de la Mesilla, becomes La Placita, Tucson’s most colorful, failed commercial complex. Water is our Achilles heel. The gate on the western wall was made of heavy mesquite timbers and reinforced with iron. The cause is judged to be arson. Handy has threatened to kill any lawyer who takes the case and represents his wife. City government See also: Council-manager government The city of Tucson utilizes a council-manager system. The first municipally owned airport in the U.S. opens where present-day rodeo grounds are located. They had a large population to feed and the desert Southwest does not naturally favor large, clustered populations of any type. Video Software we use: https://amzn.to/2KpdCQF Ad-free videos. The other goes west and “discovers” the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. Sixteen-year-old Lewis Taylor is convicted of starting the fire and is sentenced to life in prison. Followed shortly by the Pioneer Hotel (12 stories; 250 rooms; 22 suites, all with private baths and circulating ice water). Tucson actually began in 1776 as a small Spanish presidio, or walled fortress, a 750 feet square area, housing approximately 2 – 3 officers and 75 soldiers and their families. Terms of Service apply. Always has been. Poncho Villa and his troops invade the United States at Columbus, New Mexico, and kill American citizens. You will find the remains of a Hohokam pit house within the reconstructed El Presidio del Tucson. If the Indians are pacified on reservations, as is the intention of the Army, the soldiers will not be needed to protect the Anglo and Mexican civilians and Tucson’s economic engine will sputter to a halt. The history of life in the Tucson Valley begins ca. Aviation in Tucson has a rich and colorful history. Young Apache girls are raped and mutilated. Calle de la Alegria is renamed Congress Street to honor Mr. C.O. It is adjacent to a Tohono O'odham village and has well-established irrigation canals with water from a spring that drains toward the nearby Santa Cruz River. John Wasson is the outspoken editor. The foundation of Mission San Xavier del Bac, 9 miles up stream from present-day Tucson, is begun by Papago (now Tohono O’odham) laborers, under the direction of Father Kino. Several prominent Tucson leaders of the 1870s (Fish, Hughes, Brown) earn serious money in California before making Tucson their home. The east-west red line shows the location of Maiden Lane, aka "The Sporting District". Two years earlier, Tucson was briefly the western capital of the Confederate States of America. Tucson, Yuma, and Tombstone are connected with all points east and west by telegraph lines. The new, more permanent location is called Fort Lowell (1873-1891). Why the Hohokam disappeared from the archeological record is unknown in detail, but undoubtedly it was somehow related to the inability to produce sufficient crops. The Tubac presidio will eventually be moved to Tucson in 1775 and the Tubac community abandoned. Tucson begins to see Anglo faces in large numbers. (Ott Street no longer exists. Many Chinese railroad workers settled in Tucson and joined others who had been here since the 1860s. The Mexican-American War ends officially with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. with the migrations of Paleoindian and Archaic hunters and gatherers. Statewide prohibition becomes law. Presidio Garrison Living History Second Saturdays, Helping You Navigate Social Security Disability Benefits During COVID-19, Digital Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses, Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival, A Story of Miracle Mountain in the Mule Mountains near Bisbee, AZ. Sorry, we were unable to send your message at this time. President Lincoln signs a bill creating Arizona Territory, which was previously a part of New Mexico Territory. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council—which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body—appoints a chief executive called a city manager to … But, truth be told, Tucson's growing Anglo population would not have had enough to eat without the Chinese farmers who sold their produce every day on the streets of Tucson. For a History of Tucson in the 18th and 19th centuries from the people who lived there, see our article on History of Tucson as Told by the People Who Lived It. All three, plus a murderer in the jail awaiting execution, are hung in the Courthouse Plaza (near the present-day Mormon Battalion monument). Equal Housing Opportunity. So at this time, Tucson is a small town located in the Territory of New Mexico. Tucson residents will leave in droves to find gainful employment in communities with plenty of fresh, clean water. This is also the location of the first Cathedral de San Agustin. Photo by C.S. History of Tucson High. The bullring is adjacent. Tucson is the second most-populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. Tucson History Facts and Timeline (Tucson, Arizona - AZ, USA) Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit missionary, was the first non-indigenous visitor to the tiny settlement of Tucson. Tucson formally secedes from the Union and is soon admitted to the Confederate States of America. These gardens will eventually surpass Levin’s Park as the favorite place where Tucsonans can enjoy a stroll, picnic, and amusements along a small, tree-lined lake. If ever the term “resurrection” was applicable to a building, the Fox should be the poster child. You’ve been successfully subscribed to our newsletter! Juan Batista de Anza leads 240 settlers plus 60 facilitators (think blacksmiths, mule packers, priests, etc.) Prohibition. In the Tucson area and beyond, the rich cultural heritage and storied history reflects a landscape found nowhere else on Earth. General Howard and Cochise negotiate a peace accord. Tucson police capture the entire gang, including Public Enemy #1, John Dillinger, without firing a shot. It is much easier to get my mind around all that has happened here over the past many centuries when I can put it all into context. U.S. soldiers are needed back east to defeat the rebels. 2005 Tucsonans had their priorities. Soon thereafter, the remaining palisades and earthen berms are replaced by 3-foot thick, 10 to 12-foot high adobe walls. For passengers, however, the ride is utterly miserable. Fly of Tombstone. They leased land from some of Tucson's more prosperous citizens, such as Sam Hughes and Leopoldo Carrillo. The First public school opens on land donated by Estevan Ochoa, a prominent local businessman. The City forces the “sporting district” on Maiden Lane to relocate to Sabino Alley, aka Gay Alley, a few blocks south of Broadway off of Ochoa Street. While doing the research for this Timeline, I learned a few lessons. January 22nd. They slaughter more than 100 defenseless Apaches, mostly women, children and old men; all are scalped. Many lots are distributed by lottery. I'm happy to share this History of Tucson Timeline with you. The original Spanish fort covered 11 acres just north of Pennington and west of Church Streets. The entertainment is much welcomed by Tucsonans who seem to live life somewhere between hard, hot & dirty work, utter boredom, and stark terror. The others form a Committee of Safety headed by Mr. Zeckendorf. Vincente Hernandez and his wife open a pawnshop on South Meyer Avenue (now in Barrio Viejo) with financial help from Tucson merchant William Zeckendorf. Fire destroyed the old one. The state legislature repeals the school segregation law, and Tucson District Number 1 becomes the first in the state to desegregate. February 5th, Lt. Bascom meets with Cochise. In the 1870s, Broadway was "Camp Street", a narrow path that led to Camp Lowell. General Howard and Cochise negotiate a peace accord. The Jesuit missionaries harshly punished Native Americans who will not convert to Catholicism and follow Spanish rules. By comparison, President Thomas Jefferson consummated the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 for $15 million and added 828,000 square miles, thus doubling the size of the United States. Gasoline-powered buses replace electric trolleys. He came to Tucson with plenty of money he made in the California goldfields. Mission San Xavier del Bac undergoes extensive cleaning and restoration by local artisans and European experts who also worked on the Sistine Chapel. Due to severe economic depression, Tucson’s population is only about 5,000 … 2,000 less than 10 years earlier. Nearly all businesses will fail. The first bathtub connected to City water pipes is installed in the mansion of Albert Steinfeld. What he finds instead are Zuni mud pueblos. They name it in honor of Saint Francis: San Francisco. Bathing and clothes washing was mostly done in an irrigation ditch down by the river. In February, Tucson is occupied by about 120 Confederate troops from Texas. They were finally rid of the Apache threat. The Grand Opening includes a “grand supper”, music and dancing. U.S. soldiers are needed back east to defeat the rebels. Tucson establishes its first speed limit at 7mph. Gasoline is sold at Martin’s Drug Store at Congress and Church Streets for 12¢ a quart. Over the past few decades, the residential community of Tucson has spiked in popularity because of all that it offers . The third (top) floor where some of the Dillinger Gang are staying incognito is destroyed. Making, serving, and consuming alcoholic beverages is now illegal. Of course, businesses, including Steinfeld’s Department Store, J.C, Penny, Montgomery Ward, and so many others, followed their customers. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, 85712, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, © 2010 - 2020 Southern Arizona Guide, LLC Design by Devil Dog Productions, LLC, The Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona, Mission Garden occupies the same site and grows, History of Tucson as Told by the People Who Lived It. A year or so later, Father Kino establishes Mission San Cosme at the base of Sentinel Peak (aka "A" Mountain). The big, 20-mule team freight wagons are no longer necessary to carry supplies to Tucson from the West & East Coasts. The plaza will become the site of the annual Fiesta de San Agustin, a rowdy, mostly secular celebration. Thus, most Tucsonans are of two minds about the Apaches. Sidney Delong, well known for his role in the Camp Grant Massacre, and the only civic leader, late in life, to regret his involvement, becomes first elected mayor. Tracing the remarkable history of Tucson since 1854, this book describes many aspects of the community--its ceremonies and customs, its early bitter battle to secure the University of Arizona, its multitude of problems, its noteworthy successes and its racial divides. This event scares the bejeebers out of locals who fear it could happen to Tucson. A substantial Hohokam community with extensive irrigated fields is located on land that will become the area between modern Downtown Tucson and "A" Mountain. Mr. Wasson opines, "... the slaying of every Apache man, woman, and child.". Nightly rates begin at $3. The Tucson Rodeo Committee expanded the Tucson Rodeo to five performance days in 1993 and included an annual Women’s Championship Rodeo in the 2000-2003 events. By the 1860s, about 25 Chinese men arrived in the Arizona Territory. Population about 3,000. Tombstone Mines: How Much Were They Really Worth? Most became farmers living in hovels in the shadow of Sentinel Peak ("A" Mountain), but some started laundry and restaurant businesses. It is located at the confluence of Tanque Verde and Pantano creeks at the point they form the Rillito River (now 2900 N. Craycroft). The park has a dance floor, bandstand, shooting gallery, and bowling alley. 43 years later, Mr. Taylor is set free because modern forensic experts now claim that the evidence of arson was flawed. Previously, all homes and businesses had outhouses (privies), many of which contaminated the groundwater. The Convento will be abandoned by 1828 because of repeated Apache attacks. This is a "visita" or sister mission to San Xavier, 9 miles upriver. O’Conner is an Irishman working for the Spanish crown. Tucson History: The Death Of Dr. John Handy. U.S. Army stationed at Camp Lowell where Armory Park is today is moved 7 miles NE where the soldiers will have fewer temptations, such as the many saloons and ladies of Maiden Lane. Tucson’s most prominent citizens organize, supply and lead a mob 50 miles north of Tucson with the intent to wipe out the Aravaipa Apaches, even though they know these Indians have converted to farming and are under the protection of the U.S. Army. The statue is located in Veinte de Agosto Park, between West Broadway and West Congress Street Downtown where they cross Church Street. It had taken 5,000 men - soldiers, militia, & scouts - to run Geronimo to ground. Many are suffering from consumption (TB) and have come to the warm, dry climate of Tucson to regain their health. Woman's Suffrage. Venture off the beaten path and see what it means to free yourself. All Chiricahua Apaches, even those who had been loyal scouts for the U.S. Army, are exiled to Florida. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 58th largest metropolitan area in the United States (2014). The Southern Pacific Railroad comes to Tucson bringing new building materials and improving the area’s economy. The list of movies made here is illustrious and long. What could they expect with the close proximity of fire-breathing locomotives and a depot with a shingle roof? Freight haulers, farmers, and ranchers begin making huge profits selling over-priced supplies to several Army forts scattered around Southern Arizona. Only Cochise had enough influence over the Chiricahua and other Apache groups to keep the young warriors from raiding north of the International Border. The Indian and Spaniard stand on Sentinel Peak overlooking Mission San Agustin. Mr. Heney is not dissuaded. The first ice plant is completed. El Presidio San Agustin del Tucson is officially founded as a walled fort by Hugo O’Conor and consecrated by Fr. The first gaslights replace kerosene lamps. The Convento is used as an administrative building, a school and a dormitory. Located in Southern Arizona, Tucson was founded on August 20, 1775, an event celebrated annually at Tucson’s birthday party, La Fiesta de San Agustín. 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