Promoting Historic Arizona 80

John Donahu, a Tombstone resident and historian, talks about Historic Arizona 80 at Friday's Southeast Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting in Sierra Vista. Donahue, along with Bob Nilson of the Benson Visitor Center, recently launched the Arizona 80 Foundation to promote tourism in four towns along the old historic highway from Benson to Douglas. 

BENSON — Historic Arizona 80 and its importance to Cochise County’s tourism was the featured presentation Friday at the Southeast Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Jon Donanue, tourism coordinator for the city of Tombstone, along with Bob Nilson, Benson Visitor Center tourism supervisor, have launched the Arizona 80 Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the highway’s route through Cochise County and the four towns it connects. From Exit 303 off Interstate 10 into Benson, travelers can follow Arizona 80 south to Tombstone, Bisbee and Douglas for a 72-mile tour of four historic towns.

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