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The cupola of the historic 1891 Pinal County Courthouse rises against the Arizona sky as a symbol of Florence’s dedication to preserving its heritage, which includes 140 historic buildings and a largely adobe commercial district.
That is one reason Florence is #10 among True West Magazine’s 2016 Top Western Towns. Lubbock, Texas, won the top award. They will be featured in the February 2016 issue, on newsstands on January 5, 2016.
Today, Florence celebrates and honors its heritage every statehood day February 14 at the Annual Tour of Historic Florence and year round at McFarland State Historic Park, the Pinal County Historical Museum and at the Florence Townsite Historic District.
“Florence is dedicated to promoting and maintaining our Western history and heritage,” explains True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “Not only in terms of history but the scope of the museums, historic sites and annual heritage events. We’re pleased to recognize Florence as a Top True Western Town.”
This is the eleventh year True West has presented this annual award. Editors base their selection on criteria demonstrating how each town has preserved its history through old buildings, museums and other institutions, events, and promotions of historic resources.
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