The dry Santa Cruz River once supported perennial springs and watered marshes and forests.
David Sanders/La Estrella de TucsónNoland Johnson holds white tepary beans grown in Cowlic, AZ, near Sells, Wednesday, March 31, 2004, during the resurgence of traditional farming on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. Tepary beans have been grown by the Native Americans for hundreds of y…
Noland Johnson holds white tepary beans grown in Cowlic, near Sells.
Actor Adam West, above, stars as the caped crusader battling the forces of evil on the 1966 "Batman" TV series. (AP Photo)
RIVER PARK ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT COUNTY WIDE — The riverpark along the Santa Cruz River, Friday, February 20, 2004.
No. 90: "The Prisoner" -- Patrick McGoohan created and starred in the cult classic 1960s television show "The Prisoner." In this May 13, 1965, photo released by CBS, Emmy-winning actor McGoohan is shown in a scene from the CBS series "Secret Agent". (AP Photo/CBS-TV)
No. 76 tie: "Barney Miller" -- Actor Abe Vigoda, shown in character on the Los Angeles, Ca., set as Detective Fish in the sitcom "Barney Miller", Aug. 8, 1977. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins)
In this Oct. 27, 1986, file photo, New York Mets Gary Carter is lifted in the air by relief pitcher Jese Orosco following the Met 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of baseballs World Series at New York's Shea Stadium. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said Carter died …