Barrio Viejo

This is one of the informational displays at La Pilita Museum that features Leopoldo Carrillo who once owned a lot of the property that currently makes up Barrio Viejo. The wealthy rancher and businessman created Carrillo Gardens, Tucson's first public park. The eight acres were surrounded with hundreds of peach trees as well as grape vines, pomegranates and apricot trees. Three spring-fed ponds provided water for the vegetation, bath houses, restaurants, dance houses and more creating an oasis for the people of Tucson.

February 07, 2013 11:41 am  • 
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