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A city of southeast Arizona south-southeast of Phoenix. A Spanish mission was founded nearby in 1700, and the present city was first settled in 1776 as a walled presidio. It became part of the United States after the Gadsden Purchase (1853) and served as territorial capital from 1867 until 1877.
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(Placename) a city in SE Arizona, at an altitude of 700m (2400 ft): resort and seat of the University of Arizona (1891). Pop: 507 658 (2003 est)
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(ˈtu sɒn, tuˈsɒn)

a city in S Arizona. 449,002.
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Noun1.Tucson - a city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain rangesTucson - a city in southeastern Arizona ringed by mountain ranges; long known as a winter and health resort but the population shift from industrial states to the Sunbelt resulted in rapid growth late in the 20th century
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
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Lazydays, an RV company, has named Tony Bruce as the general manager of its Tucson dealership, effective immediately.
The couple had 5 children: Jim (Chyrel) Reatherford of Camano Island, WA, Dena (Steve) Weatherly of Loveland, CO, Mark Reatherford of Kansas City, MO, LuJean (Gary) Arnold of Oceano, CA, and Cara Reatherford of Tucson, AZ; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
But the sunbaked desert surrounding Tucson was hiding a sinister secret.
For the new bed tower, the Banner brand will be reflected through the same materials found elsewhere in the Banner network, but with new colors and combinations unique to Tucson and the Sonoran Desert, such as shades of green, ochre, blue, and cerise.