More on Tucson, Arizona  

puntachueca 105M
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6/21/2006 9:13 pm

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6/22/2006 6:17 am

More on Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona is a real place (sort of) located in the southeastern part of Arizona.

A metropolitan area of about 1 million people, Tucsonans are known for their fierce opposition to anything remotely urban looking, such as large buildings and freeways.

The principal economic activities in the area include land speculation, land development, land fraud, missile making, pottery, and answering telephones for companies. Not surprisingly, the average family income in Tucson is several thousand dollars a year less than in Phoenix.

Tucson experiences temperatures as high as 117 degrees in the summer, and has an average annual rainfall of less than 12 inches.

Politically, Tucson is mostly Democrat. But Tucson has about 500,000 environmental and neighborhood groups and most local elections are referenda on growth issues. Notwithstanding an extremely active opposition to growth, the urban area continues to sprawl in all directions, stopped only by mountain ranges and Indian reservations.

Tucson is home to the University of Arizona whose woman's softball team just won the College World Series. The U of A also has a top 10 basketball program. However, the UA football team will likely never make it to the Rose Bowl since their athletic program is honest.

Lots of famous people used to live in Tucson, including Paul and Linda McCartney.

QueenOfSwords 34F

6/21/2006 9:43 pm

I looked it up on Google Earth to see the lnad sat images and it looks so dry

puntachueca replies on 6/21/2006 10:17 pm:
Very very dry. We live in what is called the Sonoran Desert. High up in the mountains there are pine trees, but on the valley floors nothing but cactus and scrub brush....

catkit13 66F

6/21/2006 11:47 pm

and the beauty of our desert is incredible, you forgot to mention! and, of course, it's a DRY heat . . .

puntachueca replies on 6/22/2006 6:18 am:
I love then place...just too many people. When I moved there in 1954 there was only 50,000 Tucsonans.

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