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Term: Tucson

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Located on Santa Cruz river; was a Native American site; Jesuit mission San Xavier del Bac was founded nearby in 1700; Spanish presidio was founded here in 1775; was military border station of New Spain & Mexico; came to US with Gadsden Purchase in 1853.An incorporated city and county seat located in Southern Arizona. BGN 1943 From the Piman word 'sluyk-son' meaning a dark or brown spring. Originally it was a Papago Indian word 'styukson' meaning 'water at foot of black mountain.' The city occupies the s

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American, born 1960
American, 1923 - 2014
American, 1910 - 1964
American, born 1964