Businessman Estévan Ochoa donated the land and $5,000 for construction of Tucson's first public school, built on the corner of Congress Street and Sixth Avenue in 1875.
Estevan Ochoa was born in 1831 in Chihuahua, Mexico, and came to Tucson in 1860. He was the most respected of the Arizona traders. He left Tucson rather than swear allegiance to the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The Mariano Samaniego home in Tucson.
Named after Leopoldo Carrillo, Carrillo K-5 Magnet School is located on South Main Avenue in the area once known as Carrillo Gardens.
Tucson's first non-native permanent residents were Spanish soldiers and Franciscan missionaries who moved into the new Tucson presidio in the fall of 1776. After a decade of almost continuous fighting against fierce nomadic Apaches, peace was established under a new Spanish policy that encou…