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  • David Leighton For The Arizona Daily Star

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 d…

  • COURTESY OF CECILIA SOTOMAYOR MEDINA

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

  • PHOTOS COURTESY OF CECILIA SOTOMAYOR MEDINA

Roberto Sotomayor in 1925.

  • Submitted Photo

Carlotta Sotomayor in the 1920s.

  • David Leighton For The Arizona Daily Star

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

  • COURTESY OF TUBAC HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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 …

  • COURTESY OF TUBAC HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

  • David Leighton For The Arizona Daily Star

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