Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Our History in Layers

This video illustrates Tucson downtown, today, then what it may have looked like in the early presidio era, then what it might have looked like as a pit house village before the presidio was established. The base of an ancient pit house has been excavated for public interpretation within the reconstructed walls of the Presidio at the corner of Washington and Church Streets.

La Dona del Pueblo: Cele Peterson

As we embark on our sixth Tucson's Birthday celebration, it's fun to recall that it started out as a CELEbration, Cele's idea of a festival about all the reasons we love living in Tucson. It's possible no one loved it more than she, and Tucson loved her back. Many thanks to Michael McNulty for this amazing footage of Cele telling her stories and celebrating her own 100th birthday. See how many faces you recognize.