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Tucson, Arizona- a look from 1902

"Tucson, Arizona" by Rochester Ford

Reprinted from OUT WEST MAGAZINE for September, 1902.

Out west: a magazine of the old Pacific and the new, Volume 17, Issues 1-3 By Charles Fletcher Lummis, Archaeological Institute of America. Southwest Society, Sequoya League

University of California Berkeley, The Bancoft Library, September 25, 2007: no visible notice of copyright; exact publication date unknown.

Tucson lays claim to being one of the oldest settlements in the United States, ranking as to age next after San Augustine, Florida, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its history can be traced back to 1649, when a military station was established by the Spaniards to protect the Mission of San Xavier.

The merits of this claim of long descent have been called in question, but the fact [remains that it was settled at a very earlier day, and its natural advantages are such that it was always an important trading point.

Before the advent of the railroad, Tucson was almost as unknown and as remote from civilization as the interior of Africa. It was indeed a frontier town in all that those words import.

But Tucson now is as different from Tucson in its frontier stage as the day is from night, or the gorgeous and bespangled butterfly from the chrysalis or grub. That period of her history which might be termed the dark ages has passed.

Continue reading the entire edition of Tucson, Arizona and see photographs of Tucson from the early 20th Century.

The Elks Club in Tucson, Arizona.

Tucson Bank Downtown

Two of Tucson churches.

Carnegie Library at Tucson

A new sanitarium at Rucson.

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