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Oracle is named for the ship which carried the town's founder, Albert Weldon, to the United States in the late 1800s. A local miner, Weldon built a brush camp where the town now stands. Originally a copper-mining town, Oracle's present-day economy is based on tourism, electronics and arts and crafts. In the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, 35 miles northeast of Tucson, Oracle's high altitude provides visitors a respite from the heat of the desert.

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