Tucson Old Pueblo gets new map

Saguaro cacti dot the landscape around Tucson. Copyrighted photo by Jeff Dean, taken Jan. 22, 2008.

Saguaro cacti dot the landscape around Tucson. Copyrighted photo by Jeff Dean, taken Jan. 22, 2008.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – A grassroots effort is developing a new map and guide of historic neighborhoods and sites in Tucson’s Old Pueblo.

A committee made up of neighbors and organizations is developing the free map and guide with information about more than two dozen historic neighborhoods, sites and landmarks in Tucson.

The Arizona Daily Star reports it will be printed in the spring and distributed in such places as resorts, shops, museums and galleries.

Alan Myklebust of the Blenman-Elm Neighborhood Association says the committee came together last spring after discovering a similar map and guide from the Phoenix area.

Each association is writing a description about its historic structures, home styles, famous people and events.

A core committee led by members of the Tucson Historic Preservation Office will ensure the information’s accuracy.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com.

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