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From Kino to Carroll: A history of Jesuit missionaries in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County has a long and beautiful history that resonates throughout the world. From its earliest settlers, missionary work has long played an important role in molding what we see around us today. One missionary who greatly impacted Arizona’s history is Father Eusebio Kino, a leading explorer of California and the Pimería Alta, an area encompassing parts of what ... Read More »

One of the great market places and intersections of multiculturalism

Entrepreneurs thought little of Nogales, considering it only a pass through to elsewhere. In 1882, Cyrus Holiday founder of the Santa Fe Railroad, built the first railroad along the west coast of Mexico from Benson to Guaymas to link markets in Chicago through to the anticipated great trade from the Orient. Twenty-first century Nogales entrepreneurs who developed  industries and trade ... Read More »

‘La Mujer Mexicana’

Santa Cruz County was treated to a beautiful show, which featured music and poetry from famous and immortalized Mexican composers and writers this past March. The Mexican Concilate, Oriundos de Nogales, the Cultural Arts Center, Nogales International and Nogales Unified School District organized the event, which was held at the James Clark Performing Arts Center at the Nogales High School.The ... Read More »

The Hilltop Gallery: A cultural staple of the U.S.-Mexico Border

Over the hills and settled in the heart of our city sits the Hilltop Galley which has brought us art and culture since 1972, presenting over 20,000 works of art from both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border. As you walk past the entrance the friendly staff of volunteers greet you with a smile and invite you in to ... Read More »

Croppers Auto Center

httpvh:// Cropper’s Nogales  Autocenter’s 20th Anniversary 1991 to 2011The Cropper Auto Group bought the Chevrolet,Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac,  Buick and GMC  Dealership in 1991. Gary Cropper had his son Mike Cropper operate and build the business until he moved to California in 1997.On June 1, 1998, Gary Cropper brought  Bill Swoger into the Dealership as General Manager and Partner. On December ... Read More »

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