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Estimated 1,200 visit historic site
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Cowboy poet Roy "Bud" Strom, a cattle rancher from the Arizona-Mexico border, entertained the audience with his yarns in the shade outside the Procter/Leiber House during Saturday's Oro Valley 35th birthday celebration.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Michael Stevenson and Axel Angel, both 15 and members of the Oro Valley Police Department's Explorers, rested in the shade of the original Pusch house after directing traffic Saturday morning, when Oro Valley celebrated its 35th birthday at Steam Pump Ranch.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Allen Denoyer, a field crew worker with Desert Archaeology, showed how ancient peoples crafted sharp points from stone. Denoyer used the butt of a deer antler and a protective cloth to chip spear points and arrowheads
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Todd Fairweather shoed Lizzie for an inquisitive crowd.