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Street Smarts: Few Tucsonans saw Wyatt Earp as hero

Street Smarts: Few Tucsonans saw Wyatt Earp as hero

"I never heard anything ... about any of the good or great deeds that he is supposed to have done," Roy Drachman said.

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Street Smarts: Typo leaves man with misspelled legacy

Street Smarts: Typo leaves man with misspelled legacy

Osborne Avenue is named for William Osborn. Oops.

April 13, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Roadway honors lawyer, judge, developer

Street Smarts: Roadway honors lawyer, judge, developer

Sawtelle let county build road on his land without financial compensation.

March 23, 2015 7:25 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Toole helped bring railroad to Tucson

Street Smarts: Toole helped bring railroad to Tucson

Popular four-time mayor once got 100 of 101 votes cast.

March 16, 2015 7:06 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Railroad extension made Tucson a 'metropolis'

Street Smarts: Railroad extension made Tucson a 'metropolis'

El Paso & Southwestern's choice of Tucson led to celebrations in 1911.

March 09, 2015 7:01 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Miracle Mile went to 'Big House'

Street Smarts: Miracle Mile went to 'Big House'

Road was the starting point from Tucson for people heading north.

March 02, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Miracle Mile's roots include fancy stores, the Mexican revolution

Street Smarts: Miracle Mile's roots include fancy stores, the Mexican revolution

During a varied career Stanley Williamson was a banker, a rancher, a soldier, a realtor and a developer.

February 23, 2015 7:44 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Tucson Indian School taught hoeing, sewing

Street Smarts: Tucson Indian School taught hoeing, sewing

Girls graded on math, darning socks; boys on reciting history, wielding hoes.

February 09, 2015 7:15 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Ranch's history includes hidden outlaws, angry lynch mob

Street Smarts: Ranch's history includes hidden outlaws, angry lynch mob

Redington started with a hungry man who traded his saddle for corn.

February 02, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Road honors 'Mr. Rodeo,' county sheriff

Street Smarts: Road honors 'Mr. Rodeo,' county sheriff

Echols asked film-star friend to help him get elected; Rogers made error.

January 12, 2015 9:00 pm Photos

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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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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 15, 2014 9:30 pm 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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Harold Bell Wright the inspiration for Tucson neighborhood

Harold Bell Wright the inspiration for Tucson neighborhood

Streets in Harold Bell Wright Estates named for places, characters in author's books.

November 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Famed Tucson writer the inspiration for east-side neighborhood

Famed Tucson writer the inspiration for east-side neighborhood

Streets in Harold Bell Wright Estates named for places, characters in author's books.

November 25, 2014 12:00 am 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 a splash, powered flour mills

Street Smarts: Silverlake's namesake made a splash, powered flour 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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