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Frontier Printing Press

June 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2016

$2 - $7

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.

Details

Date:
June 14, 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$2 - $7
Website:
http://tubacpresidio.org

Organizer

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Phone:
(520) 398-2252
Website:
www.TubacPresidio.org

Venue

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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Phone:
520-398-2252
Website:
www.TubacPresidio.org

Contact Us

PO Box 1866
Tubac, AZ 85646
Main Phone: 520-398-2704
Direct Line: 520-398-2704
Email: info@tubacaz.com

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