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Tucson Oddity: Haunting mural draws plenty of looks at the Viking Car Wash

Tucson Oddity: Haunting mural draws plenty of looks at the Viking Car Wash

One way the south side's Viking Car Wash manages to scare up some business is its proximity to a haunting mural. The blood-curdling scene features a shrieking, fiery-haired, yellow-eyed demon, a skull and bones sprawled on the ground and a sharp-toothed, spiked beast stomping the skull while…

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Tucson Oddity: Haunting mural draws plenty of looks at the Viking Car Wash

Tucson Oddity: Haunting mural draws plenty of looks at the Viking Car Wash

The bizarre mural is on a wall at the Viking Car Wash, 1120 S. Sixth Ave. It was painted by Jesus Robles Jr., who is now in prison.

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Tucson Oddity: 50 years later, spurs still clinking at Trail Dust Town

Tucson Oddity: 50 years later, spurs still clinking at Trail Dust Town

Think of it as Old Tucson Studios Lite. Before it was Trail Dust Town, the three-acre conglomeration of Western-style buildings on East Tanque Verde Road was the site of a movie set for a never-completed 1951 Glenn Ford film.

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Tucson Oddity: The Odd Fellows carry on as their numbers dwindle

Tucson Oddity: The Odd Fellows carry on as their numbers dwindle

Old Fellows chaplain Jean Dahler starts off a meeting with a prayer. The service group meets regularly but has struggled to recruit new members.

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Tucson Oddity: The Odd Fellows carry on as their numbers dwindle

Tucson Oddity: The Odd Fellows carry on as their numbers dwindle

The Odd Fellows meet a couple times each month at the group's lodge at 1150 N. Palo Verde Blvd.

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Tucson Oddity: The Odd Fellows carry on as their numbers dwindle

Tucson Oddity: The Odd Fellows carry on as their numbers dwindle

In the middle of the 20th century, there was nothing odd about being an Odd Fellow.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Oddity: 'Captain America' piece grew out of 9/11

Tucson Oddity: 'Captain America' piece grew out of 9/11

"Captain America" attends Pima's Downtown Campus. Well, at least multimedia artist Bruce Butler's version of "Captain America."

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Tucson Oddity: 'Captain America' piece grew out of 9/11

Tucson Oddity: 'Captain America' piece grew out of 9/11

Bruce Butler's "Captain America" stands on the north side of Pima College's Downtown Campus.

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Sculptor's unique 'lizard-fish' a source of pride in friend's yard

Sculptor's unique 'lizard-fish' a source of pride in friend's yard

Is it a lizard or a fish? It's a giant lizard-fish! The "kind-of-random" sculpture sits on the sidewalk on South Third Avenue just north of East 20th Street, across the street from Santa Rita Park.

March 28, 2011 12:00 am Related

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Tucson Oddity: Big buzzard, minus roadkill, parked along Ft. Lowell

Tucson Oddity: Big buzzard, minus roadkill, parked along Ft. Lowell

If you're ever driving down East Fort Lowell Road west of Alvernon Way, keep an eye out for a 9-foot-tall buzzard standing on the side of the road.

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Tucson Oddity: It's been eyesore for years, yet it lives on

Tucson Oddity: It's been eyesore for years, yet it lives on

A dilapidated building's run as an eyesore at the northeast corner of East Broadway and North Craycroft Road could be coming to an end. The building was at one time a tire shop, but it has been vacant for about 20 years and is in a state of disrepair, said the property's broker, Nancy McClure.

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Tucson Oddity: Tube atop a pole signals money for city

Tucson Oddity: Tube atop a pole signals money for city

At first glance, the light pole directly across from the Sun Tran bus shelters at the North Harrison Road and East Speedway park-and-ride lot looks insignificant.

March 29, 2010 12:00 am Related

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