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Why do you walk Tumamoc Hill? UA scholars want to hear your story

"Tales from Tumamoc"
Posted at 6:49 AM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 09:58:29-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tumamoc Hill is one of Tucson's most well-known areas to visit and hike.

A UA official tells KGUN9 about a thousand people visit the historic landmark every day, with even more on the weekend.

With so many visitors, some scholars want to know what keeps people coming back and unique events that have happened during their visit.

"Tales from Tumamoc" is an oral history project that's underway to capture these stories.

"It's a way to connect the over 115 years of science done here, the over 4,000 years of cultural history and really document those who use the hill today are in direct sequence of the people who have been using this space for a millenia," said Tumamoc Director Ben Wilder.

If you want to share your story, you can head to Tumamoc Hill today or every other day until April 7, 2019.

Here's the full list of times:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 5-7 pm
  • Thursday, March 14, 5-7pm
  • Saturday, March 16, 8-11am
  • Sunday, March 17, 8-11am
  • Tuesday, March 19, 6-8 am
  • Thursday, March 21, 6-8 am
  • Saturday, March 23, 8-11 am
  • Sunday, March 24, 8-11 am
  • Tuesday, March 26, 5-7 pm
  • Thursday, March 28, 5-7 pm
  • Saturday, March 30, 8-11 am
  • Sunday, March 31. 8-11 am
  • Tuesday, April 2, 6-8 am
  • Thursday, April 4, 6-8 am
  • Saturday, April 6, 8-11 am
  • Sunday, April 7 8-11 am

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