Tucson Tid Bits & Did You Knows

Colossal Cave in Tucson - Tucson Tid Bits and Did You Knows
Colossal Cave in Tucson – Tucson Tid Bits and Did You Knows
  • To date, no one has been able to find the end of Colossal Cave, which is one of the larges dry caverns in the world!
  • Sanuaro National Park is one of the newest national parks in the country, but it is the second most visited national park.
  • Tucson gets more sun than any other city in the US, with 350 days of sunshine each year
  • The City of Tucson has more Saguaro Cactus surrounding it than any other place in the world!
  • The world’s largest privately funded air museum, the Pima Air & Space Museum, is located right here in Arizona
  • Tucson’s earliest neighborhoods include:
    • El Presidio
    • Barrio Historico
    • Armory Park
    • Barrio Anita
    • Barrio Tiburon
    • Barrio El Jardin
    • Barrio El Hoyo
    • Barrio Santa Rosa
Mount Lemmon in Tucson Arizona
Mount Lemmon in Tucson Arizona
  • Barrio Tiburon, now known as the Fourth Avenue arts district, was designated in territorial times as a red-light district.
  • Mount Lemmon is the highest peak of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and reaches an elevation of 9,157 feet above sea level.
  • According to the University of Arizona, the record maximum temperature was 115 degrees F on June 19, 1960 and again on July 28, 1996.  The record minimum temperature was 6 degrees F on January 7, 1913.
  • The City of Tucson’s top employer as of 2018 is the University of Arizona, with over 11,000 employees.
  • Tucson is commonly known as “The Old Pueblo”.  Do you know how it received it nickname?

    The nickname has been traced back to Mayor R.N. “Bob” Leatherwood.  When rail service was established to the city in 1880, Leatherwood sent telegrams to various leaders including the President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes and Pope Leo Xlll, announcing that the “ancient and honorable pueblo” of Tucson was now connected by rail to the outside world.  The term became popular with newspaper writers and the public
  • How did Himmel Park get its name?

    Himmel Park is named after a pioneer Tucsonan Alvina Himmel Edmondson and her family.  They came from New Orleans, LA to Tucson in 1897.