Terrain, nature and Western heritage inspires family when naming Hidden Valley streets.
Enke Drive, near the McKale Memorial Center and Arizona Stadium, was once McKale Drive.
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.
Heading northwest off Ajo Highway is a road named for a big-time cattleman and supporter of the creation of Tucson Mountain Park.
The journey to her new home in Tucson took Annie Hughes a month.
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.
Two early Tucson merchants are remembered with midtown streets that bear their names.
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.
Nelson “Nicholas” Van Alstine was born to a Dutch family on Aug. 7, 1816, in Canajoharie, N.Y.
Katharine M. Drexel was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 26, 1858.
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.
The man who brought steaks to legendary local restaurant Li’l Abner’s — and served seven terms on the Pima County Board of Supervisors — is remembered with a road named for him on the far northwest side.
A florist with a penchant for land ownership and a knack for transforming the desert into an oasis named a northwest-side street that bears the name of the city of his birth.
The west-side St. Mary’s Road is named in honor of Tucson’s first nonmilitary hospital.
On the southwest corner of South Mission Road and West Ajo Way are streets named in honor of an early family that once owned the land.
Hiram S. Stevens, a successful businessman and politician, came to Tucson in 1856 after a stint fighting Indians in the New Mexico territory.
Grant Road once was divided into four streets, and DeMoss-Petrie Road was one of them.
John Grant was born on April 11, 1860, to George S. and Mary Jane (LeCoutre) Grant in Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. His parents, farmers from Cape Breton Island, endured a difficult life that included brutal winters shut off from the outer world by the Strait of Canso, wi…
On Dec. 25, 1889, the Arizona Daily Star ran a story about happenings at St. Mary’s Hospital, then a little more than a mile west of Tucson. “The old building about 100 yards northeast of the hospital, formerly the novitiate, has just been remodeled and extensively repaired for an asylum for…
A north-south road that runs through much of Tucson’s north side pays quiet tribute to the area’s rich dairy farming history.