Tucson Birthday Top 25+

IN HONOR OF TUCSON'S 245th BIRTHDAY 

 The Presidio Museum

and the
Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Birthday Sub-Committee 
present
25+ GREAT THINGS ABOUT TUCSON, PIMA COUNTY AND OUR COMMUNITY

On August 20th, 1775, Captain Hugo O'Conor established the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. Of course, our community is really much older, occupied for at least 4,100 years, but August 20th has become the day we celebrate Tucson's birthday.  Starting August 10th we will present the full list, ending on Tucson's Birthday, August 20th!

 THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF THE CITY OF TUCSON’S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY and the PRESIDIO MUSEUM

  
  
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#1 Annual Tohono O'odham Wakpial Ha:tas Rodeo and Fair

Arizona's longest-running all-Indian rodeo and fair. Waila music is played, girls compete in a Toka Tournament, and an All-Indian Pow-wow contest takes place. The rodeo is held in January. Photo credit: Arizona Daily Star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Chimichanga - Picture of El Charro Cafe - The Original, Tucson ...
#2  Sonoran Gastronomy 

A fusion of Sonoran, Mexican, Native American, Heritage, Asian, Indian, and everything in between. In 2015, Tucson was named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, the first in the United States. Did you know that the chimichanga was invented in Tucson?