Historic Photos of Tucson

Historic Photos of Tucson

by Mike Speelman
     
 

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The name Tucson originates from a Spanish word meaning Black Base," a reference to the mostly volcanic mountains on the west side of the city. From 1867 to 1879, Tucson was the capital of the Arizona Territory and the University of Arizona, located in Tucson, was founded in 1885. This book follows life, government, events and people important to Tucson history

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The name Tucson originates from a Spanish word meaning Black Base," a reference to the mostly volcanic mountains on the west side of the city. From 1867 to 1879, Tucson was the capital of the Arizona Territory and the University of Arizona, located in Tucson, was founded in 1885. This book follows life, government, events and people important to Tucson history and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Tucson!"

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S.A. Southwest Blend Online Magazine
Featuring some of the earliest photos of Tucson, this fascinating book covers the difficult but colorful lifestyle of those who lived in the Southwest Frontier in the Tucson area from 1870 to 1970. The text and photo captions are written by Mike Speelman in a forthright manner and the photo selection represents hundreds of hours of research and investigation. As with all the books in the Historic Photos series by Turner Publishing, Historic Photos of Tucson gives you a glimpse of Tucson's past, and a better understanding of how a cities development depends on what the residents did in the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596523708
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/15/2007
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Speelman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Arizona in 2001 and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta. After a brief encounter with grad school, he began doing free-lance historical research in Tucson on projects both big and small. Mike has researched and written labels for exhibits at the Arizona Historical Society Downtown Museum. He contributed research to the Canoa Ranch Historical Designation, to the Tucson Origins Heritage Park reconstruction projects, to an upcoming American Experience program on Geronimo, and to the documentaries Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano and Inside Deep Throat. He has also done research on Tucson homes and local people. At the 2005 Arizona History Convention, he received the Friends of Arizona Archives award for a paper presented on African American pioneer Samuel Bostick. Mike lives in present-day Tucson.

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