George Pusch was a member of the Arizona Territorial Legislature that guided Arizona from territory to statehood. Sam Chu, a Chinese immigrant, turned barren land into one of the most productive cotton farms in America. Sheriff John Nelson helped establish Arizona’s reputation as cattle country. Under the guidance of Dick Eggerding, the public arts program made Oro Valley one of the best small towns in America.
America’s talented athletes have called the corridor home including Hank Leiber, 1930s baseball star; Maren Seidler, Olympic shot-putter;
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3901 West Costco Drive, Tucson AZ 85741
When: Saturday, August 2nd, 2014; 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
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Each book in Arcadia Publishing’s Legendary Locals imprint delves into the history of some of the unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have made a memorable impact on their community throughout its history.
Legendary Locals of Marana, Oro Valley, and Catalina
by Barbara Marriott
128 pages/ softcover
Available: July 9, 2012