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  • Pima County invites public to KICK IN for Anza at Canoa Ranch on Sept. 13

    Aug 20, 2014 | Read More News
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    Anza Trail Color GuardEnjoy and support the celebration of Pima County’s vibrant history.

    Pima County invites the public to KICK IN for Anza at Canoa Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    A $25 ticket covers admission to Canoa Ranch at 10 a.m. for self-guided tours with docents, lunch at 11:30 a.m. and visits with volunteers dressed as members of the 240-person group led by Juan Bautista de Anza in 1775-76 on a 1,200-mile trip from Nogales, Ariz., to the Bay Area of California.

    Only 250 tickets will be sold. All donations help fund the Anza Trail Color Guard to appear in the annual White Elephant Parade in Green Valley on Oct. 25 and the 2014 Anza Day at Canoa Ranch on Oct. 26.

    Purchase tickets online at www.anzadays.com or call 520-289-3940. Please make checks payable to “Friends of Canoa.” Grijalva home at Canoa Ranch

    A presentation at 1 p.m. by Gregory McNamee on Foods of Arizona is open to the public. The presentation is funded by Arizona Humanities.

    The day’s events are hosted by BAJA Sporting Club in partnership with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

    Canoa Ranch, at 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Road in Green Valley, is one of the most historically and culturally significant ranches in Southern Arizona. In 2001, Pima County purchased and began to restore the 4,800-acre ranch complex with voter-approved 1997 and 2004 bond funds. For more information, please visit the Canoa Ranch web page.