Legendary Locals of Marana, Oro Valley, and Catalina, Arizona

Legendary Locals of Marana, Oro Valley, and Catalina, Arizona

by Barbara Marriott

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Legendary Locals of Marana, Oro Valley, and Catalina, Arizona by Barbara Marriott


Running west to east along the northern boundary of Tucson is a corridor of unique and inspiring communities. In Legendary Locals of Marana, Oro Valley, and Catalina, readers will discover the historical riches, courage, and determination of the Western spirit that shaped the state and the country. George Pusch was a member of the Arizona Territorial Legislature that guided Arizona from territory to statehood. Sam Chu, a Chinese immigrant, turned barren land into one of the most productive cotton farms in America. Sheriff John Nelson helped establish Arizona’s reputation as cattle country. Under the guidance of Dick Eggerding, the public arts program made Oro Valley one of the best small towns in America. America’s talented athletes have called the corridor home, including Hank Leiber, 1930s baseball star; Maren Seidler, Olympic shot-putter; and Sherry Cervi, barrel racing champion. In these communities, charity work, artistic talent, and military courage are found in abundance. If people make history, then the corridor is a treasure trove of the country’s past and future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467100168
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/09/2012
Series: Legendary Locals Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,241,414
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author


Barbara Marriott’s seven nonfiction Western books include Images of America: Oro Valley. She is a member of the Oro Valley Historical Society, Arizona Historical Society, and Oracle Historical Society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Marana: Blending Cultures with the Land 11

Chapter 2 Oro Valley: Creating a Quality of Life 37

Chapter 3 Catalina: Hard Work and Heart 75

Bibliography 126

Index 127

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