The first city firemen to arrive at the Cactus Shopping Center, E. 29th Street and S. Alvernon Way, battle to save adjoining businesses. Top photo: Food Giant, No. 10, a supermarket, is engulfed by a fireball fed by volatile JP-4 fuel from a U.S. Air Force F-4D that crashed at 5:38 p.m. Dec. 18, 1967. Bottom photo: wreckage of the plane is framed by a patio wall at a home to the rear of the supermarket. Bright flame shooting above the wall to the left is burning gas from a ruptured gas line and flame in foreground is blazing jet fuel. Photos by Jack Sheaffer and Harry Lewis

1930: Promising her guests “privacy, quiet and sunshine,” Isabella Greenway opens the Arizona Inn.

1933: The building and plant of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson are totally destroyed by fire. The Star continues to publish at the Tucson Citizen plant.

1940: MGM begins on film set; Double U Ranch selected as site for Billy the Kid picture.

1967: A U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom jet crashes into a Food Giant grocery store, near the intersection of 29th Street and Alvernon Way, killing four.

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