Mexican American

  1. Barrio Anita

    Barrio Anita

      The Barrio Anita Neighborhood is a historic district in Tucson, Arizona. It is located west of Stone Avenue, east of Interstate 10, south of Drachman Street and north of St. Marys Road. [view map] The Neighborhood's major landmarks include the Oury Park Cultural Center and the Davis… [read more]
  2. Books by Edward Soza

    Books By Edward Soza

    Edward Soza researched and wrote four manuscripts that appear here as e-texts. They record the history of Mexican American settlers in this region and include: Affidavits of Contest Vis-À -Vis Arizona Hispanic Homesteaders 1880-1908, Compiled and Edited General Land Office Correspondence;… [read more]
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    Del Corazón

    Del Corazón: Mariachi & Folklorico Heritage in Tucson is a collaborative project between the University of Arizona and the Amphitheater High School. Students involved in the mariachi band and folklorico dance group will interview Mexican American community members on the importance of mariachi… [read more]
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    Don Antonio Zepeda: A Story of Four Generations

    English Spanish by Nellie Bustillosemail Ms. Bustillos   Margaret Louise Reyes First Communion (ca 1917) My mother, Margaret Louise Reyes, (shown above) is a descendant of the Zepeda family of Mexico. Until I moved to Tucson in 1973, I was not aware that much of my family's history took… [read more]
  5. E-Company Remembered

    E-Company Marines Remembered

    Easy Company (E-Company), 13th Infantry Battalion, was the first Marine Corps Reserve unit from Tucson, Arizona, activated for the Korean Conflict in July of 1950. E-Company Marines Remembered is a tribute to the men who could not return from the battlefields from their comrades who did. The… [read more]
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    La Cadena Que No Se Corta: The Unbroken Chain

    The Traditional Arts of Tucson's Mexican American Community  From November 3, 1996, through January 13, 1997, the University of Arizona Museum of Art hosted an exhibit entitled La Cadena Que No Se Corta: The Unbroken Chain. This website presents a virtual recreation of that… [read more]
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    Looking into the Westside: Untold stories 1900-1970

    We have done research investigating our heritage, our neighborhoods and our terrain. Gathering this research and carrying it through is sacred to our people and very important to where we all grew up. We have encountered the stories of "A" mountain, our families, local art and artists, neighborhood… [read more]
  8. Sanag Fiesta

    Southern Arizona Folk Arts/El Arte Folklórico del Sur de Arizona

    English Spanish Welcome Welcome to Southern Arizona Folk Arts. The content for this website was contributed by Dr. James S. Griffith, founder of the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, and retired folklore professor and director of the University of Arizona's Southwest Center. The images presented… [read more]
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    The Descendants of Jose Ignacio Moraga: Commander of the Tucson Presidio

    Welcome to The Descendants of Jose Ignacio Moraga: Commander of the Tucson Presidio. According to the Moraga Historical Society, located in Moraga, California, the earliest of my ancestors came to the New World in 1604. Their name was Moraga. It is believed that they came from the high Basque… [read more]
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    The Pentland-Salcido Family: A Sonoran Family History

    English Spanish Bienvenidos. In the latter part of the 19th century Walter Pentland, an amateur photographer and mining engineer, worked in Mexico. Pentland, the son of a Scotish dentist who moved his family to Prescott, Arizona, in the 1850's, worked at mines throughout Mexico during his… [read more]
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    Tucson's Ronstadt Family

    Widely known for the hardware store that bears its name, the Ronstadt family has made a remarkable contribution to the cultural and commercial history of the U.S. Southwest. This internet exhibition records the contributions of a pioneer Tucson family and features some of the abundant historical… [read more]