Tucson, Arizona

Tucson is located in Southern Arizona and is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Arizona. Tucson is set in a Sonoran Desert valley surrounded by five mountain ranges. Tucson is bordered on all sides by natural areas. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the most notable wildlife parks in the world. 4th Avenue is located near the University of Arizona and there you will find many shops, restaurants, and bars.

To See And To Do In Tucson

  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • Sabino Canyon
  • 4th Avenue - Shops, Restaurants, And Bars
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • Pima Air & Space Museum

History Of Tucson - Timeline

The Spanish came to the region in 1692 and during the 1800th century, many battles occurred in Tucson between Apache warriors, Spanish colonists, and Spanish soldiers. In 1692, the Jesuit priest, Eusebio Kino, and a small party of other Europeans traveled came to the Tucson area. In 1700, Father Kino established a mission in the area. In 1775, the Spanish established Fort Tucson.

In 1811, the historic mission site, Santa Ana del Chiquiburitac Mission, was built. In 1846, the United States soldiers captured Tucson. Tucson became part of the United States in 1853. In 1871, the brick building, El Tiradito, was built. In 1873, Fort Lowell was built. In 1879, the newspaper, Arizona Daily Star, was founded.

In 1883, the city had electric lights. The University of Arizona was founded in 1885 and in 1891, the Old Main, University of Arizona was completed. In 1892, the Tucson High Magnet School was established. In 1896, the St. Augustine Cathedral was completed.

In 1900, more than 7,500 people lived in the city. In 1912 the state Arizona became the 48th state to enter the union. In 1915, the San Pedro Chapel was built. In 1919, the city opened the first municipally owned airport in the United States. In 1920, the Rialto Theatre opened. In 1925, the Davis–Monthan Air Force Base was built.

In 1927, the Hi Corbett Field baseball stadium opened. In 1929, the Fox Tucson Theatre was built. In 1934, John Dillinger and five members of his gang were arrested in Tucson. They were the top names on the FBI's first Public Enemy list. In 1946, the artist Linda Ronstadt was born in Tucson. In 1965, the Reid Park Zoo opened. In recent years Tucson has experienced among the highest growth rates in the United States.