City agencies honoredThree city agencies recently were honored:
Tucson 12, the city’s government-access TV channel, second-place award for its video “Get Streetcar Street Smart!” in the public-education category of government programming by the National Association of Telecommunications Offi…
Five area restaurants also won four diamonds from AAA.
Jeff Milton worked by horse and Model T, long before Border Patrol.
Wealthy woman built lavish winter home that is now convent, Catholic school.
Street Smarts: Desert Museum's Hal Gras always shared links between people, animals.
Hal Gras. Courtesy of Peggy Larson of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
Hal Gras in the Desert Ark. The road that bears his name is on Tucson’s west side next to Ironwood Picnic Area off Kinney Road in Tucson Mountain Park.
Namesake of Franklin Street was bullwhacker, constable, newspaper owner, prospector and legislator.
Albert F. Banta, circa 1900s, who was also known as Charles A. Franklin.
Shore of man-made lake also boasted Tucson's first roadhouse and nightclub.
This 1888 photo by Leo Goldschmidt shows Silver Lake with the hotel on the right. The lake was created in 1857 or 1858 when two brothers from Virginia dammed the Santa Cruz River.
Emil Bossard tended to Hi Corbett and Indians' minor-league fields in Tucson.
Sportsaster Jim McKay, and one-time Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck, in 1964.
Emil Bossard, for whom a street to the annex baseball fields in Reid Park is named, was head groundskeeper for Cleveland Municipal Stadium.
Bossard Place sign (top) at Reid Park.
A block-long street in the Sam Hughes Neighborhood honors Josias Joesler.
Back in the late 1800s, Ajo Way went by a different name: Robles Road.
Tony Tucson neighborhood may have started out as a small ranch.
Jose Maria Martinez also helped negotiate peace between Apaches, Mexicans.
The obelisk gravestone of Nicolas Martinez, son of Jose Maria Martinez, for whom Martinez Hill and Martinez Hill Drive are named. It is the only gravestone in the Mortuary Chapel cemetery at San Xavier.
Martinez Hill, with Interstate 19 in front, looking east from Grotto Hill.