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Gates Pass ~ Old Tucson & Western Movies

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In 1883, Thomas Gates built a road through the pass between the Tucson valley and the other side of the Tucson Mountains as a shortcut.

The other route is south of the Tucson Mountains along today's Ajo Road. Gates was a local Tucson pioneer, saloon and ranch keeper. Gates purchased the land to build the road.

Starr Pass - West is Old Tucson and East is Downtown Tucson - Great Views!

Old Tucson - Where many Western Movies were made - Many with John Wayne - A fun place to visit!

Prickly Pear Cactus - Great Juice and BBQ Sauce!

Great colors even in the 100 degree weather!


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Created by Chuck Buntjer


Published on: 2011.09.01

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Revised on: 2011.09.01