If the Tucson Citizen/Arizona Daily Star photo archives are any barometer, the Tucson area got good doses of snowfall in the 1960s. Go to tucson.com/retrotucson to check out the black-and-white scenes of a snowy Tucson.
Wildcats blow out visitors as five players score in double figures.
Wildcats blow out Michigan to improve to 10-0.
Despite assertions to the contrary, Pancho Villa never drank here. But just about everyone else did - from mayors and bankers to cowboys and Indians.
The same could probably be said for a few reporters, judging from the florid postmortems that ran in the local papers after the Legal Tender fell to urban renewal in the waning days of 1969.
By its final "last call," more than 100 "happy mourners," including the mayor, a bank vice president and several city honchos, had drained the taps.
Click the headline to read Bonnie Henry's story from 2008 and see the photo gallery.
Photographer Mike Christy's favorite images from 2014.
The overriding draw for me to these photos was in the expressions. They reflect emotions singular to their stories but universal to us all. These are some of the stories I was privileged to share and experience this year.
My 2014 selections were chosen because of the emotional and graphic impact of the subject matter. Whether they be poignant, funny or serious, these images show an array of emotions that I am happy to have captured.
A few shots from memorable moments of 2014.
I couldn't pick 7 so I should rename my gallery "Mamta Popat's 7+1 favorite photos from 2014." While editing the photos for this gallery, I picked the ones that I had an emotional response too. It could be that a particular photo was tough to make or represents the emotion I was feeling when I shot the photo. I also looked for composition and lighting. I hope you enjoy them.
The Legal Tender on West Congress was the home of a stiff drink and a fight or two from the 1880s until it was demolished during "urban renewal" in 1969.
Wildcats rout Wolverines 87-56 at McKale Center to improve to 9-0.
The 2014 Arizona Daily Star High School All Star athletes in cross country, swimming, golf and volleyball.
Protesters conducted a "die-in" and blocked the intersection of Congress and Toole.
The 2014 Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul Park, featuring one million lights, food, crafts and music.
The Winterhaven Festival of Lights in black and white? Why? There was color film available in the 1950s and ’60s, including Kodak’s Kodachrome and Ektrachrome.
But newspapers, like the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen, didn’t have much, if any, color-printing capabilities then, so even photos of Christmas lights had to be taken with black and white film.
It all fell on the skill of the photographer to make black and white photos of Christmas lights sing.
The 65th annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and continues through Dec. 27.
The Winterhaven Festival of Lights in black and white? Why? There was color film available in the 1950s and ’60s, including Kodak’s Kodachrome and Ektrachrome. But newspapers, like the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen, didn’t have much, if any, color-printing capabilities then, so even photos of Christmas lights had to be taken with black and white film. It all fell on the skill of the photographer to make black and white photos of Christmas lights sing. Go to tucson.com/retrotucson for more photos of Tucson’s Winterhaven Festival of Lights from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The 65th annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and continues through Dec. 27.
Take a look at the UA-ASU football rivalry since 2004.
No. 3 Arizona knocks off No. 15 San Diego State to win Maui Invitational championship on Nov. 26, 2014.
The Gospel Rescue Mission's 26th Annual Thanksgiving Street Banquet in South Tucson. The shelter prepared to serve up to 3,000 guests this year with turkey dinners complete with all the trimmings: stuffing, gravy, fruit salad, cranberry, mixed vegetables, a roll and pie.
No. 3 Arizona takes down Kansas State 72-68, advances to Maui Invitational final.
No. 3 Arizona takes on Missouri today at 3 p.m.
No. 15 Arizona improves to 9-2 with win at No. 20 Utes
No. 17 Arizona takes down Washington 27-26 with a last second game-winning field goal.
Wildcats win season opener on Nov. 14, 2014.
In 1953, the Strategic Air Command brought the jet age to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson with dozens of Boeing B-47 Stratojet bombers as part of U.S. efforts to counter the Soviet threat of invasion. The planes could carry conventional and nuclear payloads 3,000 miles before refueling. Nearly 1,100 personnel at D-M kept the planes in the air. The Air Force began retiring the B-47 in the mid-1960s.