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Organizing Pima County's first government

In 1854, Congress approved the Gadsden Purchase, which transferred some 29,670 square miles, including what is now Pima County, from Mexico to the U.S. What was previously a remote and neglected frontier outpost of one nation was now a remote and neglected frontier outpost of another. ... Read more»

Happy 239th, Tucson!

Wednesday marks 239 years since Tucson's founding by Hugo O'Conor, an Irish mercenary in the service of Spain. In the evening, a flag ceremony will be held at the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard. The five flags that have flown over Tucson — American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate and the Arizona state flag — will be presented.... Read more»