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Happy Birthday, Tucson 2010 Kickoff!

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Posted on | July 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

August is when we celebrate Tucson’s Birthday. This is the fifth annual month-long celebration, and this one is dedicated to Cele Peterson, who created the event to celebrate Tucson’s history. The Presidio of Tucson was established in August of 1775. That would make us 235 years old (and I feel every minute of it).

This Sunday morning, start celebrating Tucson’s birthday with breakfast and the first event of Tucson’s birthday celebration, 2010. Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace kick off the month by dedicating the gates of the Mission Garden.  The gates, built and donated by Lloyd Construction, represent the history of agriculture and community life at the base of Sentinel Peak (A Mountain).  The finished project will include plants and irrigation methods ranging from those employed by the ancestors of the Tohono O’odham, through the mission era and the plantings that would have sustained the residents surrounding the area in the era of the Presidio. The infrastructure is designed to include irrigation and raised bed cedar planters.

Breakfast will consist of donuts, bagels, Pan Nuevo, and a variety of beverages. It’s billed as free, but if you’d like to make a donation, it will help the Mission Garden Fund.

  • Where: Corner of Mission Road and Mission Lane Tucson, AZ 85701. (Eastern base of “A” mountain.)For more info on this event, call 520-404-7237.
  • When: Sunday, August 1, 2010, from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • How much: Free, but if you’d like to donate, the money will go to the Mission Garden Fund.

–Posted by Hortense P. Tightwad

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  1. Tucson Celebrates 235th Birthday
    August 5th, 2010 @ 1:01 am

    [...] Did you know that Tucson is celebrating a birthday? That’s right, the Old Pueblo turns 235 years old on August 20, 2010, but the celebration lasts the entire month of August. Baby boomer visitors will find special historic, artistic and entertainment events. Check out tucsonsbirthday.org for the full schedule. And, if you want to celebrate but stay within your boomer budget, be sure to visit Tucson on the Cheap, where Kate Reynolds posts several times a day with all sorts of inexpensive things to do. [...]


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