Tubac, Arizona (Images of America Series)

Tubac, Arizona (Images of America Series)

by Shaw Kinsley
     
 

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First inhabited by indigenous people, Tubac has been home to a number of cultures. It became Arizona's first European settlement when the Presidio de San Ignacio de Tubac was established in 1752. It was the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, however, that brought the area under U.S. control. Charles Debrille Poston, the "father" of Arizona, established a mining company here

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First inhabited by indigenous people, Tubac has been home to a number of cultures. It became Arizona's first European settlement when the Presidio de San Ignacio de Tubac was established in 1752. It was the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, however, that brought the area under U.S. control. Charles Debrille Poston, the "father" of Arizona, established a mining company here in 1856, but the ongoing Apache presence made life difficult in spite of the defense provided by two nearby military forts. After Geronimo's surrender in 1886, farming and ranching dominated local life until the 1940s when dude ranches attracted Eastern tourists and altered the local economy. Tubac took its first steps as an art colony when Dale Nichols started an art school here in 1948 and when the Santa Cruz Valley Art Association was founded in 1959. Since that time, the community has embraced its theme of "where art and history meet."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738578644
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,414,888
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.31(d)

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