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Photographer's Note

Straight in front of you is the old Pima County Courthouse. Built in 1929, the courthouse is a classic example of Spanish Colonial Mission Revival architecture. It now houses county offices. Walk through the colonnade and through the building arcade to El Presidio Park. City Hall is straight ahead. There are two statues in El Presidio Park of note. One commemorates the arrival of the Mormon Battalion in Tucson in 1846 (see WS). Tucson was then part of Mexican territory. When members of the Mormon expedition stopped in Tucson on their way to California, they raised the American flag for the first time in Tucson. There is also a statue of a Spanish conquistador. Coronado's 1542 expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Gold took the conquistadors into what is now the Tucson area. On the north side of City Hall is Sunset Park, a landscaped garden with a plaque honoring Father Eusebio Kino, one of the first Europeans to visit and influence the development of Tucson.

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