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Celebration planned for Tucson’s 232nd birthday

Citizen Staff Writer

August kicks off a monthlong celebration of Tucson’s 232nd birthday at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

The Spanish army founded Tucson on Aug. 20, 1775.

The hour-long kickoff event will be at downtown’s Presidio San Agustin de Tucson, at the southwest corner of West Washington Street and North Church Avenue, the release said.

For the second year in a row, Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson joins other organizations in sponsoring the monthlong series of celebratory events.

Board Chairman Richard ElĂ­as, who doubles as Los Descendientes president, will get the action started with help from Tucson City Councilwoman Carol West, the release said. They will be joined by Presidio soldiers in period uniform and mariachi music by Los Changuitos Feos.

For information about the month’s events call 740-8711 or go to www.tucsonbirthday.org.



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