Sahuarita, Arizona

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, the mean annual evaporation rate for Sahuarita is of water, or 17% of total capacity per year. The J. Harlan Glenn Engineers that provided this estimate indicated that this equates to an "extremely low seepage rate". On average, 65 gpm (gallons of water per minute) must


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) The Sobaipuri were possibly related to the Hohokam, and occupied the Southern portion of the Santa Cruz, with the Pima to their North and South. While Coronado passed just East of Sahuarita in 1521, it wasn't until Eusebio Kino's 1691 journey along the Santa Cruz River that he met the leaders of the Sobaipuri people. Kino was a true champion of the indigenous Indians, opposing forced labor in mines by Spanish overseers. Kino would later go on to found the Mission San Xavier del Bac in 1699

) Arizona Territory between 1861 and 1862 before being captured by the Union (Union Army) and incorporated into Arizona Territory in 1863. In 1867, Fort Crittenden was created between Sonoita and Patagonia in order to support the establishment of American settlements in the Santa Cruz Valley. In 1874, the San Xavier reservation was created, now called the Tohono O'odham Reservation, and native Americans were forcibly relocated to the reservation. Sahuarita

, with a glimpse of Santa Rita Mountains in the background, during the August monsoons (2007). The Continental Farm of Sahuarita plays a central role in town history. In 1915, worried about the possibility of a German blockade of rubber imports, Bernard Baruch, Joseph Kennedy and J.P. Morgan founded the farm along the Santa Cruz River with hopes of growing guayule: plants that provide rubber. The project was abandoned after the end of World War I, and in 1922, was sold


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concludes that "Water supplies will become critical within the next ten years." The Upper Santa Cruz Valley has several "major water


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url http: travel.nytimes.com 2007 01 05 travel escapes 05atomic.html title Strange Love publisher New York Times accessdate October 24, 2007 first Henry last Fountain Water sustainability In the desert southwest, water sustainability is a major concern. According to a 2007 report by Pima County, of water was pumped from the aquifer in the Upper Santa Cruz Valley in 2006 in the report referred to as the Green Valley area, which

includes Sahuarita , with 85 percent of that water being used for mining and agriculture. The remaining 15 percent was split between water used for golf courses and residential commercial water use. The report explains that "The Green Valley area does not have a sustainable water supply given current groundwater pumping rates... the water table in Green Valley has been declining in past years, and is expected to decline even faster as water demands continue to increase ...". The report

concludes that "Water supplies will become critical within the next ten years." The Upper Santa Cruz Valley has several "major


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; These 130-year-old buildings remain intact, but they are scheduled to be demolished for a road expansion: "While some have said the 1 Stop and the shuttered Sahuarita Bar on the north side of Sahuarita Road were long-time fixtures that might deserve historic recognition, the longest-serving council


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concludes that "Water supplies will become critical within the next ten years." The Upper Santa Cruz Valley has several "major

PDF (Portable Document Format) work prepared for Rancho Sahuarita publisher J. Harlan Glenn, P.E. accessdate December 12, 2007 date June 22, 2001 This reflects a water amount equivalent to less than one tenth of one percent ( Image:Bbasgen-sahuarita-lake.JPG thumb left Northern view of Sahuarita Lake in December. center>


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; History Sahuarita was founded in 1911 and incorporated in 1994. Hohokam (200 to 1450) The first known human inhabitants of the Sahuarita region were the Hohokam people

for three decades. During this time, the hub of Sahuarita commerce was at the intersection of Sahuarita Road and Nogales Highway, in the form of the One Stop Market and Sahuarita Bar and Grill. ref name buildings>

is the largest in the world, with over World War II (1941 - 1945) During World War II, Sahuarita was home to the Sahuarita Airstrip which was used to train bomber pilots for service in the war. Camp Continental, a labor camp


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, the mean annual evaporation rate for Sahuarita is of water, or 17% of total capacity per year. The J. Harlan Glenn Engineers that provided this estimate indicated that this equates to an "extremely low seepage rate". On average, 65 gpm (gallons of water per minute) must


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Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields work Sahuarita AF Flight Strip, Sahuarita, AZ publisher Paul Freeman accessdate October 22, 2007 Cold

Sahuarita, Arizona

'''Sahuarita''' is a town in Pima County (Pima County, Arizona), Arizona, United States. Sahuarita is located south of the Tohono O'odham Nation and abuts the north end of Green Valley (Green Valley, Arizona), 15 miles (24 km) south of Tucson (Tucson, Arizona). The population was 25,259 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census).

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