|Tucson is known as the "Old Pueblo". A colorful history suggests that the area has been inhabited for over 8,000 years. A walled Presidio was created August 20, 1775, near the center of downtown, by Irishman, Hugh O'Connor, and a Colonel in the Spanish Army. The original wall no longer stands, but is commemorated in the historic El Presidio neighborhood.
Tucson, a first class desert city with an estimated population of 491,750, was noted as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation at the turn of the century. A unique mixture of Native Indian, Spanish, Mexican and Western Pioneer culture makes up a very fascinating blend.
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|Tucson International Airport
2750 South Tucson Boulevard
Tucson Airport Website
|AIRPORT UPDATE: The first Tucson airport opened in 1919 where the rodeo grounds are located today. The airport was moved to a larger location in 1927. After World War II the city opened a new airport in the current location. The airport is a 2,500 acre parcel located south of town. Currently it is being expanded. The project scope of work includes demolition of approximately 15,000 square feet of existing terminal and concourses; and approximately 180,000 square feet of new terminals, concourses and appurtenant structures and support facilities. The airport and airline carriers remain operational while the project is constructed in a three-phase system.|