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Willis E. Barnum Hill
 
In Reid Park, the waterfall-graced hill dividing the park's paddle-boat lake from its fishing lake is named Barnum Hill. This hill was named in 1993. Barnum helped found Reid (Randolph) park.

In the mid-1920s, Tucson wanted to buy land for a new park, but could not afford the then-princely sum of $14,896.  Barnum, bought the parcel, and turned it over to the city via a long-term purchase agreement.
 
Sources:
“History under the shade trees.” Arizona Daily Star. July 27, 1993. Page A8.
“Wrapping up 1993." Arizona Daily Star. January 1, 1994. Page D1.
 
 

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