Tucson, Arizona (Images of America: Arizona)

Tucson, Arizona (Images of America: Arizona)✹ [BOOKS] ✭ Tucson, Arizona (Images of America: Arizona) By Jane Eppinga ❃ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The history of Tucson and its people is long and distinguished Archaeological records demonstrate that Tucson was inhabited from about 300 to 1300 AD by a people called the Hohokam Through the centuri The history of Tucson and its people is long and distinguished Archaeological records demonstrate that Tucson was inhabited from about to AD by a people called the Hohokam Through the centuries the flags of Spain Mexico the Confederacy and the United States have flown over Tucson Images of cowboys and Indians preachers and gamblers miners and gunslingers ladies of the night and churchmen leave an indelible imprint on the history of this town From remote Spanish presidio outpost to Mexican village to modern metropolis Tucson has endured After Mexico's revolution against Spain in Tucson became part of Mexico With the Gadsden Purchase Tucson joined the United States as part of the Arizona Territory achieving statehood in After California's gold rush many disappointed prospectors the famous ers stopped and stayed in Tucson The expansion of the railroad brought many immigrants After World War One many veterans with tuberculosis sought relief in Tucson's warm dry climate After World War Two veterans remembered their training during warm winters and moved to Tucson permanently. I've seen these books all around historical pictures of various locations around the country and checked out this book on Tucson It is surprisingly well done The photos are excellent as are the descriptions which provide a good nutshell way of picking up the history of an area The state's name has always been a mystery but this book says it comes from Real de Arizona a place 25 miles south of the Mexican border that is said to have provided Arizona's name First I heard of that Tucson was a Mexican village 1821 1854 when it became part of the US under the Gadsden Purchase the last acuisition of land in the continental USA Gadsden was a railroad person from South Carolina who negotiated the land purchase from Santa Anna for a transcontinental railroad Bartlett of Barlett's uotations surveyed the area from the Gadsden Purchase Shortly after during the Civil War the confederates briefly occupied Tucson Walter Reed was stationed back in the day at Fort Lowell which is now within Tucson There's a great picture of Old Main which was the first University of Arizona building standing all by itself in contrast to now where the still standing building is among a sea of buildings The mayor of Tucson in WWI refused to get rid of the large red light district down by the Hotel Congress as long as there were far men than women in Tucson In the early 20th century Tucson had a huge influx of tuberculosis patients who came for the climate treatment and a hopeful cure The book has pictures and descriptions of Tucson characters including one Theo Casmir Bernard who went to Tibet in the 1930s There Tibetan lamas made him one of them the only white man to received this honor Subseuently in a 1947 visit to Tibet he disappeared Tucson also had a group called Visionuest that worked with troubled youngsters Among other things the group took kids out on covered wagon treks across the desert A delightful and fascinating read about the history of Tucson Loads of fabulous historic photos The trivia and history make this a must read especially if you live in Tucson As a person who travels to Tucson regularly I really appreciate this beautiful book Naturally there are places that I have visited many times but there are uite a few others I never knew existed As in the other books in this series the photos are great On some of the obscure but interesting places exact addresses are given On my next trip to Tucson I will be sure to bring this book I highly recommend this book and commend the author and publisher Great pictures of Tucson from the early 1800s to the 1940s uick read heavy on pics light on text

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Tucson, Arizona (Images of America: Arizona)
  • Jane Eppinga
  • English
  • 06 December 2014
  • 9780738507743