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Photos: Horse racing at Rillito Park back to 1940s

Photos: Horse racing at Rillito Park back to 1940s

19 black and white photos of horse racing at Rillito Park in Tucson, dating back to 1940s.

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Tales from the Morgue: Explaining the need for vacuum tubes

Tales from the Morgue: Explaining the need for vacuum tubes

In the high-tech world of the early 1900s, people who were accustomed to telegrams and telephones as the fastest form of communication over di…

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Street smarts: The history of Tucson's 'blacksmith alley'

Street smarts: The history of Tucson's 'blacksmith alley'

A long line of blacksmiths worked along Callejon Del Herrero.

January 26, 2015 7:56 pm Photos

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Photos: John Dillinger in Tucson

Photos: John Dillinger in Tucson

The Tucson Police captured the John Dillinger gang in January, 1934, without firing a shot. Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress, Jan. 23-24, comm…

January 22, 2015 1:00 am Photos

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UA sports Throwback Thursday: UA vs. Stanford 2014

UA sports Throwback Thursday: UA vs. Stanford 2014

Arizona clinched the Pac-12 regular season championship with a 79-66 win over Stanford March 2, 2014.

January 22, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Murdered for gold

Tales from the Morgue: Murdered for gold

A merchant was murdered in his home in Santa Cruz County, and speculation was that he was murdered by old enemies.

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Tales from the Morgue: Pistol duel or gunfight?

Tales from the Morgue: Pistol duel or gunfight?

It was called a duel, but in hindsight it seems to have been more of a gunfight. Either way, two men died.

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Photos: 75 years of Old Tucson

Photos: 75 years of Old Tucson

Check out Old Tucson Studios through the years as the park celebrates its 75th anniversary. 

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Photos: Then and Now around Tucson

Photos: Then and Now around Tucson

Round Two of our look at Tucson area views 40, 50, 60 years ago and from the same spot in 2014.

January 18, 2015 5:45 pm Photos

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Photos: 25 years of Ft. Lowell Shootout soccer

Photos: 25 years of Ft. Lowell Shootout soccer

The Tucson Association of Realtors (Ft. Lowell) Shootout celebrates 25 years in 2015.

January 16, 2015 12:30 am Photos

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The doctor, the highwayman and the big mistake

The doctor, the highwayman and the big mistake

"Tales from the Morgue" presents the story of a big rumor that grew from a misunderstanding.

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UA sports Throwback Thursday: Arizona vs. Colorado 2013

UA sports Throwback Thursday: Arizona vs. Colorado 2013

Arizona won in overtime after Colorado's game-winning buzzer-beater was called off.

January 15, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Throwback Thursday: 75 years of Old Tucson

Throwback Thursday: 75 years of Old Tucson

Check out Old Tucson through the years as the park celebrates its 75th anniversary. 

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Tales from the Morgue: A unique presentation of a correction

Tales from the Morgue: A unique presentation of a correction

Everyone makes mistakes, including newspaper reporters and editors, and readers aren't at all hesitant to point them out — which is actually q…

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Tales from the Morgue: They went 'postal'

Tales from the Morgue: They went 'postal'

Who knew the job of postmaster could lead to such bitterness?

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Tales from the Morgue: Jealousy made him do it, conclusion

Tales from the Morgue: Jealousy made him do it, conclusion

As stated earlier, Tom Reap's plea was insanity. There were several willing to testify to this, but of course, the jury would have the last say.

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Throwback Thursday: Led Zeppelin in Tucson

Throwback Thursday: Led Zeppelin in Tucson

The legendary band performed at the Tucson Community Center in June 1972. 

January 07, 2015 9:30 pm Photos

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UA sports Throwback Thursday: Arizona vs. Oregon 2014

UA sports Throwback Thursday: Arizona vs. Oregon 2014

Arizona faces Oregon Thursday night for the first time since March 8, 2014.

January 07, 2015 9:30 pm Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Jealousy made him do it, part 3

Tales from the Morgue: Jealousy made him do it, part 3

Tom Reap was accused of murder for the killing of John Halter, whom Reap claimed had an inappropriate relationship with Reap's wife.

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15 Tucson institutions you'll never see again

15 Tucson institutions you'll never see again

Feel nostalgic for some Tucson institutions that are gone forever.

January 07, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Jealousy made him do it, part 2

Tales from the Morgue: Jealousy made him do it, part 2

Tom Reap had been arrested for killing John Halter in front of several witnesses, including Mrs. Reap. Mr. Reap had accused Halter and Mrs. Re…

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Street Smarts: Highway, mountain named for botanist

Street Smarts: Highway, mountain named for botanist

Sara Lemmon, namesake of mountain and road, loved intellectual challenges and plants.

January 05, 2015 9:00 pm Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Jealousy made him do it, part 1

Tales from the Morgue: Jealousy made him do it, part 1

Jealousy is a dangerous thing, even when it's justified. Add alcohol and the results can be disastrous.

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Western Women: Mother of bilingual education enterprising from young age

Western Women: Mother of bilingual education enterprising from young age

Maria Urquides' first job was running errands for prostitutes. 

January 03, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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