Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ambos Nogales Face Across the BorderAfter the Spanish conquest of Pimeria Alta, the road from Tucson south became an important economic link for the pueblos, missions and ranchos in the Santa Cruz River valley. One fork in the road headed … Continue reading

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Mesa Replaced Farms With Charm To Become Arizona’s Third Largest City Like most cities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Mesa profited from an agriculturally based economy until after World War Two. But military bases established nearby during the war stimulated … Continue reading

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