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What Brought the Early Settlers to the OV Area?

January 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MST


In the late 1800’s, what brought people to Tucson, and then why did they move to Oro Valley? Come find out in the Pusch House Museum at the historic Steam Pump Ranch on North Oracle Road in Oro Valley. You will be surprised as to the reasons why, the journey they took to get to our community, and what they did when they arrived. The reasons are not the same as those of the people who live here now, that’s for sure! Early settlers and homesteaders were definitely a different breed!

The Museum will be open each Saturday in January from 9 a.m. – noon, and docents will be on hand to answer questions. Tours are free, and donations are gladly accepted!


The Oro Valley Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit volunteer organization, whose mission is “To promote research, preservation, education, and dissemination of historical information related to the greater Oro Valley area.” We invite you to become a supporter and/or a volunteer. Visit us at https://www.ovhistory.org and help keep Oro Valley history alive!


January 6
9:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
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Steam Pump Ranch
10901 N Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85737 United States
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