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Street Smarts: Silver-spoon childhood led to ranch life

Street Smarts: Silver-spoon childhood led to ranch life

LLoyd W. Golder III bought ranch land and named many streets here.

December 22, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Bloody murder, buried money in town's history

Street Smarts: Bloody murder, buried money in town's history

Los Reales community gone from south side, but street still carries name.

December 16, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Downtown street name honors Tucson's religious roots

Street Smarts: Downtown street name honors Tucson's religious roots

Church Avenue remembers quest to build Tucson's first church.

December 08, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Strip mall site once amusement park

Street Smarts: Strip mall site once amusement park

Now-defunct Pastime Park was a beer garden, amusement park and picnic resort.

December 01, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Roosevelt campaigned here in 1912

Street Smarts: Roosevelt campaigned here in 1912

Theodore Roosevelt came on whistle-stop tour promoting failed Progressive Party candidacy.

November 03, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Road namesake first to patrol border

Street Smarts: Road namesake first to patrol border

Jeff Milton worked by horse and Model T, long before Border Patrol.

October 27, 2014 8:00 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: Tiny street honors famous Tucson architect

Street Smarts: Tiny street honors famous Tucson architect

A block-long street in the Sam Hughes Neighborhood honors Josias Joesler.

September 15, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Rancher was one of early Tucson's largest land owners

Street Smarts: Rancher was one of early Tucson's largest land owners

Back in the late 1800s, Ajo Way went by a different name: Robles Road.

September 08, 2014 10:00 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: 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 government.

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 the local brickyard, and his mother tended to the home.

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 Hackensack, N.J., his severe asthma limited his activity, but he excelled in his studies, graduating from Hackensack High School in 1946 and then earning a ba…

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: 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: 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, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, said Priscilla S. Cornelio, director of the Pima County department of Transportation.

May 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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