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Street Smarts: Gras introduced kids to desert creatures

Street Smarts: Gras introduced kids to desert creatures

Street Smarts: Desert Museum's Hal Gras always shared links between people, animals.

October 14, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Lack of education didn't stop success

Street Smarts: Lack of education didn't stop success

Namesake of Franklin Street was bullwhacker, constable, newspaper owner, prospector and legislator.

October 06, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Silverlake's namesake made splash, powered mills

Street Smarts: Silverlake's namesake made splash, powered mills

Shore of man-made lake also boasted Tucson's first roadhouse and nightclub.

September 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Road, field named for legendary groundskeeper

Street Smarts: Road, field named for legendary groundskeeper

Emil Bossard tended to Hi Corbett and Indians' minor-league fields in Tucson.

September 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Contest named streets of El Encanto Estates

Street Smarts: Contest named streets of El Encanto Estates

Tony Tucson neighborhood may have started out as a small ranch.

September 01, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Hill, road honor Mexican military commander

Street Smarts: Hill, road honor Mexican military commander

Jose Maria Martinez also helped negotiate peace between Apaches, Mexicans.

August 25, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Road named for old prison camp

Street Smarts: Road named for old prison camp

Camp by Mount Lemmon evolved over the years.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Health food success for Tucson businessman

Street Smarts: Health food success for Tucson businessman

One of Tucson’s first health-food proprietors is remembered with a street.

August 11, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Tucson street named for 16th president

Street Smarts: Tucson street named for 16th president

Abraham Lincoln is remembered on the streets of Tucson.

August 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: East-side road named for Realtor/volunteer/activist

Street Smarts: East-side road named for Realtor/volunteer/activist

Mary Ann Cleveland was born Mary Ann Bachner, on Oct. 12, 1940, in Pittsburgh to George and Hilda Bachner.

July 28, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Homesteader built more than 600 homes

Street Smarts: Homesteader built more than 600 homes

Wylie Rudasill homesteaded vast swaths of Tucson in his day. 

July 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Family dreamed up Hidden Valley names

Street Smarts: Family dreamed up Hidden Valley names

Terrain, nature and Western heritage inspires family when naming Hidden Valley streets.

July 14, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Books a hot commodity in early Tucson

Street Smarts: Books a hot commodity in early Tucson

When the capital of the Arizona Territory was moved from Prescott to Tucson in 1867, the Territorial Library came along with the territorial g…

July 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Lester Shannon was born to William D. and Annie (Holland) Shannon on Sept. 24, 1891, in Eastland, Texas. His father worked as a mechanic at th…

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Health epiphany launched Canyon Ranch

Street Smarts: Health epiphany launched Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch founder Melvin “Mel” Zuckerman was born in 1928 to Norman and Shirley Zuckerman in Jersey City, N.J. While growing up in Hackensa…

June 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Before arena, road named for "Pop" McKale

Street Smarts: Before arena, road named for "Pop" McKale

Enke Drive, near the McKale Memorial Center and Arizona Stadium, was once McKale Drive.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Local sports legend has street, golf course named after him

Street Smarts: Local sports legend has street, golf course named after him

A small street on the University of Arizona campus honors a man who helped put Arizona Wildcats athletics on the map.

June 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Meet the man who brought orange groves to Tucson

Street Smarts: Meet the man who brought orange groves to Tucson

Maurice L. Reid, the man who brought citrus groves to Tucson, was born to Richard E. and Eliza (Hunt) Reid, on May 9, 1882, in Indiana.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Retired Tucsonan a decorated fighter pilot, leader in the Air Force

Street Smarts: Retired Tucsonan a decorated fighter pilot, leader in the Air Force

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza were built in 2005. They are named in honor of all veterans — the U.S. Army, Navy, …

May 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Decorated Korean War veteran went on to open Tucson beauty salon

Street Smarts: Decorated Korean War veteran went on to open Tucson beauty salon

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza were built in 2005. They are named in honor of all veterans — the U.S. Army, Navy, …

May 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Tucson veteran was among 1,000 children saved from Nazi Germany

Street Smarts: Tucson veteran was among 1,000 children saved from Nazi Germany

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza, built in 2005, are named in honor of all veterans.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Veterans Memorial Overpass honors veterans including Tucsonan who survived a close call

Street Smarts: Veterans Memorial Overpass honors veterans including Tucsonan who survived a close call

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza were built in 2005. They are named in honor of all veterans — the U.S. Army, Navy, …

May 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Northwest-side street named in honor of Croxen, a man who 'lived a life out of a Hollywood Western,

Street Smarts: Northwest-side street named in honor of Croxen, a man who 'lived a life out of a Hollywood Western,

Fred W. Croxen was born Oct. 17, 1887, to Charles C. Croxen, a farmer in Atalissa, Iowa, and Anna (Moore) Croxen a housewife and former teacher.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Successful cattleman the namesake for Kinney Road

Street Smarts: Successful cattleman the namesake for Kinney Road

Heading northwest off Ajo Highway is a road named for a big-time cattleman and supporter of the creation of Tucson Mountain Park.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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