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Tucson Street Names

Street Smarts: Bloody murder, buried money in town's history

Street Smarts: Bloody murder, buried money in town's history

Los Reales community gone from south side, but street still carries name.

December 16, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Downtown street name honors Tucson's religious roots

Street Smarts: Downtown street name honors Tucson's religious roots

Church Avenue remembers quest to build Tucson's first church.

December 08, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Strip mall site once amusement park

Street Smarts: Strip mall site once amusement park

Now-defunct Pastime Park was a beer garden, amusement park and picnic resort.

December 01, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Roosevelt campaigned here in 1912

Street Smarts: Roosevelt campaigned here in 1912

Theodore Roosevelt came on whistle-stop tour promoting failed Progressive Party candidacy.

November 03, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Road namesake first to patrol border

Street Smarts: Road namesake first to patrol border

Jeff Milton worked by horse and Model T, long before Border Patrol.

October 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Road, field named for legendary groundskeeper

Street Smarts: Road, field named for legendary groundskeeper

Emil Bossard tended to Hi Corbett and Indians' minor-league fields in Tucson.

September 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Tiny street honors famous Tucson architect

Street Smarts: Tiny street honors famous Tucson architect

A block-long street in the Sam Hughes Neighborhood honors Josias Joesler.

September 15, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Rancher was one of early Tucson's largest land owners

Street Smarts: Rancher was one of early Tucson's largest land owners

Back in the late 1800s, Ajo Way went by a different name: Robles Road.

September 08, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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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.

September 01, 2014 10:00 pm 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: 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: 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: Successful cattleman the namesake for Kinney Road

Street Smarts: Successful cattleman the namesake for Kinney Road

Heading northwest off Ajo Highway is a road named for a big-time cattleman and supporter of the creation of Tucson Mountain Park.

April 22, 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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