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Street Smarts: Developer's days in Colombia inspired subdivision's names

Street Smarts: Developer's days in Colombia inspired subdivision's names

The streets of the Desert Palms Park subdivision on Tucson's east side are named for people and places in Colombia, where the neighborhood's developer spent much of his early career.

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Early ranching family gave names to Rancho Sotomayor streets

Early ranching family gave names to Rancho Sotomayor streets

This adobe house was built by Manuel Sotomayor, who, along with his bother Florencio, homesteaded an area now called Sotomayor Ranch.

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Early ranching family gave names to Rancho Sotomayor streets

Early ranching family gave names to Rancho Sotomayor streets

Roberto Sotomayor in 1925.

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Early ranching family gave names to Rancho Sotomayor streets

Early ranching family gave names to Rancho Sotomayor streets

Carlotta Sotomayor in the 1920s.

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Street Smarts: Early ranching family gave names to Rancho Sotomayor streets

Street Smarts: Early ranching family gave names to Rancho Sotomayor streets

Carlotta Parra Rodriguez was born in 1913 on a ranch homesteaded by her parents near North Campbell Avenue and East River Road.

December 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Pennington named for early family in territory

Pennington named for early family in territory

Larcena Pennington was one of several Pennington children who traveled west in 1857 in a wagon train. She later became the subject of an epic in which she was kidnapped by Apaches and left for dead. Over two weeks, she found her way to safety.

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Pennington named for early family in territory

Pennington named for early family in territory

A stone house on the Santa Cruz River was among the places where the Pennington family lived and worked.

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Pennington named for early family in territory

Pennington named for early family in territory

Pennington Street is named for an early family that made its permanent home in what is today Arizona.

November 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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