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157th Anniversary of “The Weekly Arizonian”
March 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$7.50
Join us for a celebration and cake-cutting to celebrate the 157th anniversary of Arizona’s first newspaper which was printed in Tubac on March 3, 1859. The original 1858 Washington Hand Press that printed the newspaper is still in operation at the Tubac Presidio. Park Director Shaw Kinsley will give a special talk about the press and describe some new information about how the press got to Tubac, what happened to it after Tubac, and the saga of its 9 year restoration. He’ll include the story of the duel between Edward Cross, editor of the Arizonian, and Sylvester Mowry, prominent citizen and mine owner, and refreshments will include a chance to sample some Monongahela whisky, just like Tubac residents did in 1859! $7.50 fee includes admission to tour the Park.