George and Matilda Pusch

The Town of Oro Valley is proud to announce the guest speakers for the February 9 event at Steam Pump Ranch. Barbara McIntire and Nancy Cobb, the great, great granddaughters of George and Matilda Pusch, will give a special presentation at 12:30 p.m., including items that Geroge and Matilda Pusch traded with Native Americans in exchange for flour and sugar.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Property tours, hosted by the Oro Valley Historical Society

12:30 p.m.

Guest speakers: Barbara McIntire and Nancy Cobb, Pusch Family descendants

Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. This exciting new way to visit Oro Valley’s vivid past will include special guest speakers, tours, and an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and eat lunch on‐site.

Steam Pump Ranch is a 15-acre historical site representing a living piece of the history of Oro Valley’s settlement, and it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A master plan has been developed for the property, outlining additional steps for restoration and historic preservation, and the Town of Oro Valley has recently installed permanent restroom facilities and a parking lot.

Steam Pump Ranch is located at 10901 N. Oracle Road.

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