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HERITAGE GUIDE * Steam Pump Ranch: The Pusch Era (1874 – 1933)

In 1865, two young immigrants arrived in New York where they later met and developed a partnership that lasted for many years. The first, George Pusch, had sailed…

Henry Zipf and Adobe Black Smith Shop

Henry Zipf Visits the PZ Feldman Ranch

Henry Shares His Memories During February 2010 Visit Pat Spoerl, president of the OVHS Board of Directors, invited Henry to share his memories. The following is a record…

OVHS RR photo

The Narrow Gauge

This story needs to be told…

Hohokam

HONEY BEE VILLAGE a Hohokam village

  Honey Bee Village is one of the largest Hohokam villages in the northern Tucson Basin . Lying near the base of Pusch Ridge in the Rancho Vistoso…

forest lodge

In Search of the Countess

IN SEARCH OF THE COUNTESS By Sybil Needham The Countess called her new home “Forest Lodge. Because it was surrounded by a citrus grove. She bought the property…

Pusch Family at the Ranch, circa 1900sPI

The History Steam Pump Ranch

STEAM PUMP RANCH by: HENRY ZIPF My Grandfather, George Pusch, arrived in New York from Germany in 1865. He was eighteen years old. He was accompanied by a…

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