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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.

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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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Street Smarts: Tucson veteran was among 1,000 children saved from Nazi Germany

Street Smarts: Tucson veteran was among 1,000 children saved from Nazi Germany

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza, built in 2005, are named in honor of all veterans.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Veterans Memorial Overpass honors veterans including Tucsonan who survived a close call

Street Smarts: Veterans Memorial Overpass honors veterans including Tucsonan who survived a close call

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 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Northwest-side street named in honor of Croxen, a man who 'lived a life out of a Hollywood Western,

Street Smarts: Northwest-side street named in honor of Croxen, a man who 'lived a life out of a Hollywood Western,

Fred W. Croxen was born Oct. 17, 1887, to Charles C. Croxen, a farmer in Atalissa, Iowa, and Anna (Moore) Croxen a housewife and former teacher.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: 'Well, I hardly knew what to think of the place' was Tucsonan's first impression

Street Smarts: 'Well, I hardly knew what to think of the place' was Tucsonan's first impression

The journey to her new home in Tucson took Annie Hughes a month.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Tucson's Ranch Without Cows also boasts a Street Without Sin

Street Smarts: Tucson's Ranch Without Cows also boasts a Street Without Sin

A subdivision just north of Ina Road and west of Campbell Avenue has many street names that sound a lot like the seven deadly sins.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Early merchants the namesake for midtown Tucson streets

Street Smarts: Early merchants the namesake for midtown Tucson streets

Two early Tucson merchants are remembered with midtown streets that bear their names.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Foothills street name honors one of Tucson's most important builders

Street Smarts: Foothills street name honors one of Tucson's most important builders

John W. Murphey was born in Tucson on July 20, 1898 to Walter E. and Elizabeth (Bivens) Murphey. He grew up in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood and as a result became fluent in the language. He attended Tucson High School and then served in the military during World War I.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Soldier and lawman the namesake for downtown's Van Alstine Street

Street Smarts: Soldier and lawman the namesake for downtown's Van Alstine Street

Nelson “Nicholas” Van Alstine was born to a Dutch family on Aug. 7, 1816, in Canajoharie, N.Y.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Generous nun the namesake for Drexel Road

Street Smarts: Generous nun the namesake for Drexel Road

Katharine M. Drexel was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 26, 1858.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: General Hitchcock Highway remembers a man whose influence went from D.C. to Tucson and back

Street Smarts: General Hitchcock Highway remembers a man whose influence went from D.C. to Tucson and back

The road from Tucson to Mount Lemmon was named for a man whose national and local contributions include starting airmail and creating the Saguaro National Monument.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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