22 April 2010

Sam Hughes ~ a Tucson hero

Sam Hughes arrived in Tucson suffering from tuberculosis when he was 29 years old. He quickly recovered, married, and raised a large family. Arizona was still a Territory when he helped the governor to establish public education. After his death he was honored with a school named after him and now the residential area surounding that site is known as the Sam Hughes neighborhood. His grave (in Evergreen Cemetery) features a very modest headstone.


  1. The url is broken. Corrected one is http://www.samhughes.org/WhoisSamHughes.htm