Out and About

With warmer weather on the horizon, many Tucsonans will be seeking cooler climates.  If you find yourself headed north, you might want to take a detour to Florence.

Did you know that Florence has over 25 sites on the National Register of Historic Places? The area that became Florence had been a settlement of the Hohokam due to its proximity to the Gila River. The town was founded in 1866 by Levi Ruggles, an American Civil War veteran and Indian Agent.  In 1875 the Silver King Mine was discovered and the town bustled with activity.

Though times have changed and Florence is quieter than its early days, it is still a county seat of Pinal County and has a population of about 27, 500.

Enjoy some of Florence’s Historic Landmark Sites!









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