Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tucson Turns 240

Tucson entered the Arizona Territory in 1854 as part of the Gadsden Purchase, but the city’s rich multicultural past stretches long before its U.S. affiliation. Tucson’s official founding dates back to 1775 – one year before the American Revolution – when the Spanish founded Presidio San Augustin del Tucson. Spanish missionaries had been in the […]