Celebrate Tucson’s 238th birthday today

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Speaking of Baja Arizona, August 20th is the City of Tucson's 238th bithday. Tucson's 238th Birthday Celebration – Downtown Tucson Partnership:

TUCSON’S 238TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – August 20, 2013
 
Mariachi music from Los Changuitos Feos will greet guests at the
Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, where the flag ceremony will be held
honoring the five flags that have flown over Tucson.   Flags
include American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate and State of Arizona, as
well as the Tohono O’odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe Flags, and a
replica of the 28-star American flag that was brought by the Mormon
Battalion and flown over Tucson on December 16, 1846.
 
The Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission began presenting the
flag ceremony to the community in 1975 and is again sponsoring this
year’s event. Other sponsors/partners include the City of Tucson – Parks
and Recreation and City Clerk’s Office, Pima County, Tucson Historic
Preservation Foundation, El Presidio Neighborhood Association, the
Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation, Los Descendientes del Presidio
de Tucson, and the Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance. The event will
be held at the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, the interpretive park
located on the site of Tucson’s original Presidio.
 
                                                Date:   Tuesday, August 20, 2013
                                                Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
                                                Place: Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Courtyard
                                                SW Corner of Church Avenue and Washington Street
The ceremony will also include a canon salute, a traditional Tohono
O’odham blessing, reading the letter from Hugo O’Connor designating
Tucson as the location for the presidio, signing/reading a proclamation
from local governments, and sharing Tucson’s birthday cake and paletas
with attendees.   Presidio soldiers will be in attendance as will others dressed in period costumes.
 
For additional event information, contact Marty McCune,
437-5355. For questions on ADA accommodations and accessibility for this
event, call Alma Murrieta or Ana Juarez, City Clerk’s Office, 791-4213.
 
Additional Information: Parking is available at the
following locations; fees apply: Main Library Garage (enter from
Alameda, west of Stone); and the Pennington Street Garage (6th Avenue and Pennington Street). For additional parking information: http://parkwise.tucsonaz.gov/downtown.php

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