Monday, March 6, 2017

Around Willcox AZ



Willcox AZ is another town where wine vineyards and tasting rooms can be found.  This community generates about 74% of the wine grapes cultivated in Arizona.  Willcox is located east of Tucson and along Interstate 10.  More than 3,500 souls dub the town home.  It was established in 1880 as a station stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad and was first called “Maley”.  The name was changed in 1889 as a tribute to General Orlando B. Willcox after he dropped in on the settlement.  Willcox was the forerunner in the nation for cattle production, and agriculture which is still significant for the town to thrive.  Interstate 10 is now the leading passage to town, and used instead of the railroad.  This noteworthy community is where famous singer and songwriter, Rex Allen, was born.  He was recognized by many as “The Arizona Cowboy”.  Website:  http://www.cityofwillcox.org 

















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