Flecha Caida and the Old Pueblo -
Both Venerable and Still Growing

by
Sue Jamison (July 2006)
Former President, Executive Secretary
& Once a Flecha Homeowner


In 2007, Flecha Caida Ranch Estates will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. In thinking about how the Flechas represent so much that is good about living in Pima County, I thought back to how civilization in the County and in Tucson developed. History is right at our feet, so to speak, as is illustrated in the following footrace through time, gleaned from long years of studying old court and other county records, reading some of the very good books about Tucson and visiting the Historical Society, among other keepers of the past that is so much a part of our lives today. I have always believed that, while Phoenix has followed the Los Angeles model, Tucson has more in common with preservationist aspects of San Francisco. In fact, our surviving relics of man's contribution to the area rival the more celebrated landmarks of New England in age. We may, in fact, have an even longer living history. If you are not a native, think back to what attracted you to Tucson in the first place - and what made you stay. Perhaps it was because you, like many of us, sensed that the people have cared about their community and took care to preserve the best of it.

Chapters
From the Beginning
A New Territory and a New State
The Community Moves Upward
Flecha Caida Comes to the Foothills
On to the Millennium
NEW LIFE IN THE EIGHTIES
ON TO THE NINETIES - FCHOA FOLLOWS THE TREND
FLECHA ENTERS THE NEW MILLENNIUM

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