Oro Valley

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Located on ancient land between the Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, the town of Oro Valley is very much a newcomer, having officially incorporated in 1974. But its earliest families date back to 1100, when the Hohokam established villages in the area. In the 1800s, hardy pioneers used the abundant waters of the nearby Cañada del Oro to establish cattle ranches, while the early 1900s brought health seekers to ranch or establish other business endeavors. In the 20th century, the Cañada del Oro dried up, forcing many residents to move. But others remained and fought to keep their community from being absorbed by a booming Tucson. They were successful, and today the growing Oro Valley boasts a fascinating history, thriving technology sector, emerging arts scene, and all the comforts of modern living.
ISBN: 9780738548340
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Barbara Marriott turned her curiosity about the Southwest into a passion that led her to write several nonfiction books. For this visual retrospective, she has partnered with the Oro Valley Historical Society to capture the spirit of this unique town through the photo albums of its pioneer families. The Oro Valley Historical Society works diligently to bring their town's history to life through educational programs, as well as through the collection and preservation of artifacts, images, and oral histories.
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