Tucson, Arizona Home Of The University Of Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona home of the University of Arizona, and home to a large population of retirees. Tucson has seen many visitors in it’s time from Native American tribes like the Hohokam to the Coronado expedition trail in search of the “Seven Cities of Gold,” according to Tucson City’s History site (2016). Arizona is known for its 5 C’s, Cactus, Cattle, Citrus, Cotton and Copper. This rich state of resources houses a diverse population of mountain ranges, streams, plant life, and a sunset to live for. Tucson does have challenges that it does face, severe drought, and over population due to Tucson’s attractive cost of living. History: The history of Tucson begins in 10,000 B.C. with a presence of hunter and gathers (City of Tucson 2012). The…show more content…
Much of Tucson’s industry has been mining, and we see on the map how many sediments lay around the mountain ranges. These mountain ranges are created by the detachment and low-angle fault lines, and thus lower mantle sediments are easier to mine. Copper which is a large industry in Arizona is one of the five c’s and made Tucson attractive to settle in.
Hydrosphere: The water of Tucson? There is no water that we can see on the surface today, and Ian Gregor writes an article titled The History of water-use in the Tucson Basin and Gregor shows the history from 1881 to 1915 (1997). The hydrosphere of Tucson is fragile sphere as nearly a half-million people depend on the water supply that is collected through the process of pumping water from the found to the surface for collection (The largest in Southern Arizona). According to Gregor Tucson’s water starts with a company called the Tucson Water Company in 1881 that pipes a well four miles south of the city along the Santa Cruz River, later the city purchases the Tucson Water Company for $110,000 in 1900. In 1915 the University of Arizona causes the need for additional well development, and in 1924 the city passes an ordinance requiring all water usage be monitored by a meter. The second boom in water usage sparks in 1965 post war times and from a 9,000 account user base it expanded to 60,000 according to Gregor (1997). This history of the usage of water had an impact of
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