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Frontier Printing Press
May 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2016
View the Washington Hand Press, the first printing press in Arizona. It was used to print Arizona’s first newspaper The Weekly Arizonian in Tubac on March 3, 1859. Edward Cross was the editor. Manufactured by the Cincinnati Type Foundry Company, it was barged down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, then by packet ship to Indianola, Texas, and then by wagon train via San Antonio and Fort Bliss to Tubac. The press is still operational and a commemorative edition of the paper is available. A short 3 minute video shows Jim Pagels using the press and explaining its significance. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.