Tucson is located on the Santa Cruz River, along Interstate 10.
Tucson was settled in the 1700s. While Phoenix was the state
government and agriculture seat in the early periods, Tucson was a
commercial area. Tucson covers a large area and has many
neighborhoods. The downtown area has grown over the years and is
currently being revitalized. The University of Arizona is in Tucson
and employs many in the city. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is
located on the southeast edge of the city. Tucson also has many
tourist attractions with accompanying restaurants, hotels, and
resorts. It is an area for "snowbirds," residents who come for the
mild winter. One of the winter attractions is the Tucson Gem and
Mineral Show, held each February. Tucson also has art and historical
museums as well as performing arts venues.