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Tucson’s Birthplace Mission Gardens
April 6, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am$2 – $7.50
Mission Garden’s four acres have an extraordinary claim: based on archaeological excavation, scientists have determined that it has been continuously cultivated for over 4000 years! Nowhere else in the United States can make that claim. Come hear Diana Hadley describe Mission Garden’s historical origin and its significance. See the history of farming in Tucson, and hear quotes from Forty-niners on the Southern Overland Trail to California about farming and ranching conditions in Tucson (and in Tubac) during the mid-19th century. This living museum is fast becoming a reality and promises to play an important part in growing local economic development by contributing to ecological, geographic and cultural tourism in the Santa Cruz Valley. $7.50 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. Fee includes admission to tour the Park