Arizona's Names

Arizona's Names

X Marks the Place

Book - 1983
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Publisher: [Tucson, Ariz.?] : Falconer Pub. Co. : distributed by Treasure Chest Publications, c1983
ISBN: 9780918080189
Branch Call Number: 917.910014 G765a 1983
F809 .G7x
Characteristics: viii, 824 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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Origin of the name ‘Tucson’

From the Librarian Files Where did the name of our city come from? According to Byrd Granger in Arizona's Names: X Marks the Place, "The name of the city of Tucson derives from that given to Sentinel Mountain by [Tohono O’odham] Indians, Ts-iuk-shan, referring to the fact that the base of the mountain is darker than its summit. Hodge also says the Tu-uk-so-on means "black base.”....… (more)

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