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Tucson Pioneers

Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson

Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson

L. Zeckendorf & Co. was at the intersection of Main and Pennington Street, circa 1880. Albert Steinfeld, with hand on hip, is standing in front row center below a wall lantern.

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Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson

Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson

Charles M. Strauss and Jacob S. Mansfeld were among those who helped start the University of Arizona. Old Main, above, was the first building on campus.

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Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson

Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson

The Jacobs house, 1879-1968, was built by Barron M. Jacobs, who along with his brother, Lionel, founded Tucson's first bank. In the late 1800s, the house was considered to be the centerpiece of Tucson society.

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Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson

Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson

With the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the transfer of the Arizona territorial capital from Prescott to Tucson in 1867, business opportunities in Tucson abounded.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson's Anglo pioneers lured by opportunities in business, ranching

Ring's reflections: Tucson's Anglo pioneers lured by opportunities in business, ranching

The first Tucson depot was a 200-foot-long Victorian structure built in 1880, the same year the southern route of the transcontinental railroad reached Tucson. The depot accommodated passenger and freight trains.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson's Anglo pioneers lured by opportunities in business, ranching

Ring's reflections: Tucson's Anglo pioneers lured by opportunities in business, ranching

Before the Gadsden Purchase brought Tucson into U.S. territory - it was approved by Congress in 1854 - the only Anglo-Americans in Tucson were transients, beaver trappers, military personnel from the Mormon Battalion, argonauts on their way to the California Gold Rush and government surveyor…

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