Sabino Canyon is a significant canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona. Notably, Sabino Canyon is a popular recreation area for residents and visitors of Southern Arizona, providing a place to walk, hike or ride. Also, Minutes away from the desert are large waterfalls along Sabino Creek with minor bridges overhead.
To begin with, the 1887 Sonora earthquake dislodges massive boulders lining the canyon walls, which comes to rest in the valley below. Consequently, in 1905 the U.S. Forest Service begins administering Sabino Canyon. Additionally, during the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Emergency Relief Administration (ERA) builds Sabino Dam and nine bridges over Sabino Creek in an attempt to build a road to the top of Mount Lemmon. Albeit, the road travels about 4.5 miles into the canyon, but is not complete due to the steep terrain at the end of the canyon.
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Sabino Canyon Tucson Arizona 1907 Postcard