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T: Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona; 2BlueEyes blog, www.2BlueEyes.com; Photo By View_of_Tucson_from_Sentinel_Peak_2.jpg: John Diebolt Old_Pima_County_Courthouse_Nima.JPG: Zereshk Arizona_Uni_fountain.jpg: Jscarreiro Saguaro_Sunset.jpg: Saguaro Pictures St._Augustine_Cathedral,_Tucson,_Arizona_(2).jpg: Ken Lund Tucson_shab2.JPG: Zereshk derivative work: Anqrew [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Tucson; Photos from the top, left to right by John Diebolt, Zereshk, Jscarreiro, Saguaro Pictures, Ken Lund, and Zereshk

I’ve lived in Arizona for over a year now and seen a lot. I visited the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, explored the mystic shops in Sedona, and done some fun stuff in downtown Phoenix but I have yet to make my way down south to Tucson.

It has quite the interesting history and for hundreds of years has been a town at the center of cultural mixing and political clashes. Over the years Tucson has been the home to Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans, Mormons, Confederates, and eventually Americans. In the late 1800s Chinese were brought to work on the railroad and eventually settled in Tucson. Their presence could have been a point of conflict but they worked well with Mexicans and Americans alike. The University of Arizona was founded in 1885 and contributed to the areas growth. For some reason people were drawn to Tucson and the city continued to grow. It could easily have been the capital of Arizona but Phoenix outpaced it and won out.

Sometime next winter I would like to go and visit Tucson to see the sites and for some winter time fun. Mt. Lemmon is officially the southernmost skiing destination in the United States. Can you believe a mountain less than 100 miles from the US-Mexico border gets enough snow for skiing? It’s mind boggling to me! Especially because in the summertime temperatures can easily beย over 100 degrees. The mountain and ski lifts are open during the summer and fall seasons too. I’m sure there are excellent views at the top!

Mt. Lemmon outside Tucson; 2BlueEyes blog, www.2BlueEyes.com; Photo By Bill Morrow (Flickr: MT LEMMON SKI VALLEY) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Mt. Lemmon outside Tucson; Photo by Bill Morrow (Flickr: MT LEMMON SKI VALLEY)

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2 thoughts on “T: Tucson, Arizona

  1. Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin says:

    What a well presented blog. Finding you for the first time while out blog hopping from North Carolina during the #Challenge before hurrying on to visit as many blogs as possible on Sunday, our day off. I love arm chair travel, your photographs great support for your writing. I will follow now and look forward to catching up. If you have interest or time, I have been writing about hotels and inns, the architects and settings. On the letter T day it was about tea at a lovely hotel yesterday. If you have time or interest….Join me.

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