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Order 'Mama's Santos" print version by today

Order 'Mama's Santos" print version by today

"Mama's Santos: An Arizona Life" is a perfect holiday gift.

December 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Historian will give an overview of Tucson's beginnings

Historian will give an overview of Tucson's beginnings

Tucson's history is subject of Aug. 20 lecture.

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My favorite place: The Chicago Music Store

My favorite place: The Chicago Music Store

Historic downtown building has storied past, future potential.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sarah Sorin

Sarah Sorin

Sarah Inslee Herring Sorin ran one of the first female law practices in the Arizona territory.

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Fishing for sand trout and suckers

Fishing for sand trout and suckers

A sculpture of sand trout in the Rose Hill Wash on Tanque Verde Road, Tues. July 5, 2011.

April 23, 2013 12:00 am
The evolution of sand trout

The evolution of sand trout

No fishing for sand trout at the Atturbury-Lyman Bird and Animal Sanctuary loop trail. Photo taken 12/11/09.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am
Big Jim: The evolution of sand trout

Big Jim: The evolution of sand trout

It all began when the Sonoran Desert started drying up, to become what it is today.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Famed pilot Charles Lindbergh came to dedicate the new municipal airport on Sept. 23, 1927.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Firefighters apply a steady stream of water during the Pioneer Hotel fire, which killed 29 people.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

The Pioneer Hotel, on the northeast corner of Stone Avenue and Pennington Street, around 1950.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Tucson Police Chief C.A. Wollard, standing at far left, at John Dillinger's arraignment. Dillinger is at center, with his hat on his knee.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Navy P-3 (A and C models) sit in storage at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, commonly called the "boneyard," at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

A rendering of the Phoenix Mars Lander. The program was headed by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.

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Big Jim: Dry river stories

In my last blog I shared some of the historical importance of the Santa Cruz River. That’s a good example of the way I use history and archaeology — the study of the past — to illuminate the present. That river, no matter how much it has changed, is the reason for Tucson being where it is.

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Big Jim: A river ran (and still runs, sometimes) through it

Big Jim: A river ran (and still runs, sometimes) through it

Let’s start with a river – The Santa Cruz River. We have to start there, because that’s where human settlement in this area started.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ring's reflections: Tucson emerges from frontier-village roots

Ring's reflections: Tucson emerges from frontier-village roots

Old Main, the original building of the University of Arizona, was built in the open desert, at a distance from the town of Tucson.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson emerges from frontier-village roots

Ring's reflections: Tucson emerges from frontier-village roots

Journalist Ross Browne sketched this image of Tucson in 1864 as the U.S. Civil War raged.

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Ring's reflections: Missing Headline

Ring's reflections: Missing Headline

A photo shows St. Mary's Hospital at the turn of the 20th century. The hospital was one of many major "firsts" for Tucson in the 1880s.

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