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'I, Hugo,' or how the Irish founded Tucson

An overview of Tucson's rich Celtic roots

Hugo (or Hugh) O’Conor is considered by many to be the Old Pueblo’s founding father. He is especially embraced by members of the large Irish community who dwell in Tucson today.

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Mar 10, 2010, 2:34 pm
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With all due respect, the title of this article is a bit misleading. It suggests a piece about the history of Tucson and O’Conor, but is really about St. Patricks day and the Irish community.

Mar 10, 2010, 7:39 pm
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Loved it! I live in Chicago and have been lucky enough to visit Tucson. We love the San Xavier Mission, but had no idea about the Irish history of Tucson. Thanks for the info..

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