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75 years ago, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, brought the U.S. into World War II. In his address asking Congress for a declaration of war, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, a date that "will live in infamy."
We watch the Macy's parade on TV, we serve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless, the president pardons a turkey and we gather together. And there's always a turkey dinner.
The home of Mrs. J.S. Bernard in Tucson Country Club Estates was the subject of a Tucson Citizen article on Oct. 17, 1959. The house combined beamed ceilings and old brick walls with antiques and furnishings collected from travels in Europe and the family home in Tennessee.
Frank and Beatrice Berdofe designed and contracted their own home in Hidden Valley to take advantage of the landscape and to suit the needs of their family of three youngsters.
The Spanish-style home of Mr. and Mrs. William Graham Bell in the Catalina Foothills was photographed in 1957.
This article originally ran in Tales from the Morgue April 9, 2012. Today is the 135th anniversary of the shootout in Tombstone.
The home of Robert S. Barneybacks and his family, in Skyline Country Club Estates, was featured in the Tucson Citizen home section October 2, 1965.
Of course this isn't an exhaustive list, but these are some of the star who have called Arizona home at one time or another.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bauder, in the Catalina Foothills Estates, was a part of the Tucson Fine Arts Association home tour on March 26, 1960. The photographs appeared in the Tucson Citizen March 19, 1960.
Famous movie cowboy Tom Mix spent his last night in Tucson and was killed in a single car accident on the way to Florence October 12, 1940.
You never know what kind of ghost, ghoul or monster you might encounter during a moonlit stroll on a cool autumn night. But if you live in Tucson chances are you have walked by some these of notable haunts and really wish you hadn't. Just remember to hold your breath, quicken your pace and d…
University of Arizona librarians and friends Patricia Paylor and Phyllis Ball lived in what was called a round house. It was actually a hexagonal house designed by Arthur T. Brown.
The Bailey home was photographed in 1960. It had been built as an experimental house — one of five homes in Tucson built of perlite block. The home was designed for an active family, including three children.
Massive 90,000-square-foot concrete warehouse burned to the ground.
In 1916, the editor of a weekly Tucson newspaper accused the police chief of threatening his life.
We applaud an elderly person who wants to become a teacher, but we are concerned about the education of the headline writer who referred to the 76-year-old as an octogenarian.
Once upon a time, Jack, the bulldog ran away from home to enlist.
A blend of form and function was the concept behind the architecture of the Mettler Studio Tucson Creative Dance Center. It was designed by John H. Howe, a follower of Frank Lloyd Wright.
No fire station at the park after all, a hearing for the police chief accused of threatening another's life, and stowaways on a train helped by a brakeman are all stories from 100 years ago.
The Beatles began their second U.S. tour on Aug. 18, 1964. Here are some glimpses from but 1964 visits.
Good news on the wild hay crop and the police chief is accused of threatening the life of a newspaper editor.
On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. It was formally adopted by Congress Aug. 26.
A new fire station would be built, but the question was, where? A park was one of the possibilities.
Some things never change. The Tucson Police Department was in the hot seat when the police committee met.