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National Historic Site
The Little Outfit School was opened in 1940 by Katharine (Pete) and Buel Hutchinson and was exemplary of the ranch schools for which Arizona became famous. It provided excellent academics experience in the ideals of the wes…
By this valley of San Rafael
Fray Marcos De Niza
Vice-Commissary of the Franciscan Order.
Delegate of the Viceroy in Mexico.
The first European, west of the Rockies.
April 12, 1539.
Erected at the foot of the family cemetery in 1958 by descendants of Don Vicente and Doña Rita Pérez Guillen De La Ossa who had voyaged from the Basque area of Spain during the 1800's to what is now Southern California. Their son Don Anton…
Troup 301 and Venture Crew 301 cautions you toBe Preparedbefore you hike to the summit.
In memory of the 50th anniversary of the Boy Scouts lost on November 15, 1958
David Greenberg - 12 years old Mike Early - 16 years old Michael J. La Noue…
Beginning and HistoryIn January of 1691, at the request of the O'odham (Pima) Indians of the Santa Cruz River Valley, Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino established the mission of Tumacacori, dedicated to Saint Cajetan (San Cayetano). The Pima r…
Garrisoned by Spanishin 1752First Town established inArizona by EuropeansHere on March 3, 1859the Weekly Arizonian was published — Arizona'sfirst newspaper.
Here stood the original Spanish presidio or fort established as San Ignacio de Tubac after the Pima uprising of 1751. Captain Juan Bautista de Anza was in command in 1775, when he led his famous expedition to California to found San Francisco. The…
Seeing whose horse was fastest or who had the best working ranch horse was a natural form of competition for early settlers in Arizona cattle country. So began the race and show tradition at Sonoita. The Sonoita Quarter Horse Show began at the San…
A military camp established in Nogales, Arizona, in November of 1910, was for a generation an integral part of the economic and social life of the community. The post was renamed on December 14, 1915, for Private Little killed in action during the…
This was the northern boundary of Baca Float Number 3, one of five 100,000-acre grants made to the Baca family, in exchange for land taken from them in New Mexico. An attempt was made to relocate this grant to include mines in the Santa Rita Mount…