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Immaculate Heart Convent is the former Forest Lodge, which was owned by Lady Margaret Hyde, countess of Suffolk.

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Street Smarts: Neighborhood, road named for Lady Suffolk

Street Smarts: Neighborhood, road named for Lady Suffolk

Wealthy woman built lavish winter home that is now convent, Catholic school.

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Street Smarts: Gras introduced kids to desert creatures

Street Smarts: Gras introduced kids to desert creatures

Street Smarts: Desert Museum's Hal Gras always shared links between people, animals.

October 14, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Lack of education didn't stop success

Street Smarts: Lack of education didn't stop success

Namesake of Franklin Street was bullwhacker, constable, newspaper owner, prospector and legislator.

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Street Smarts: Silverlake's namesake made splash, powered mills

Street Smarts: Silverlake's namesake made splash, powered mills

Shore of man-made lake also boasted Tucson's first roadhouse and nightclub.

September 29, 2014 7:00 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: Hill, road honor Mexican military commander

Street Smarts: Hill, road honor Mexican military commander

Jose Maria Martinez also helped negotiate peace between Apaches, Mexicans.

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Street Smarts: Martinez Hill Drive

Street Smarts: Martinez Hill Drive

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. 

August 25, 2014 11:54 am
Street Smarts: Martinez Hill Drive

Street Smarts: Martinez Hill Drive

Martinez Hill, with Interstate 19 in front, looking east from Grotto Hill.

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Street Smarts: Road named for old prison camp

Street Smarts: Road named for old prison camp

Camp by Mount Lemmon evolved over the years.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Health food success for Tucson businessman

Street Smarts: Health food success for Tucson businessman

One of Tucson’s first health-food proprietors is remembered with a street.

August 11, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Tucson street named for 16th president

Street Smarts: Tucson street named for 16th president

Abraham Lincoln is remembered on the streets of Tucson.

August 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: East-side road named for Realtor/volunteer/activist

Street Smarts: East-side road named for Realtor/volunteer/activist

Mary Ann Cleveland was born Mary Ann Bachner, on Oct. 12, 1940, in Pittsburgh to George and Hilda Bachner.

July 28, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Street Smarts: Homesteader built more than 600 homes

Street Smarts: Homesteader built more than 600 homes

Wylie Rudasill homesteaded vast swaths of Tucson in his day. 

July 22, 2014 12:00 am 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.

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Street Smarts: Books a hot commodity in early Tucson

Street Smarts: Books a hot commodity in early Tucson

When the capital of the Arizona Territory was moved from Prescott to Tucson in 1867, the Territorial Library came along with the territorial government.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Lester Shannon was born to William D. and Annie (Holland) Shannon on Sept. 24, 1891, in Eastland, Texas. His father worked as a mechanic at the local brickyard, and his mother tended to the home.

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Street Smarts: Health epiphany launched Canyon Ranch

Street Smarts: Health epiphany launched Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch founder Melvin “Mel” Zuckerman was born in 1928 to Norman and Shirley Zuckerman in Jersey City, N.J. While growing up in Hackensack, N.J., his severe asthma limited his activity, but he excelled in his studies, graduating from Hackensack High School in 1946 and then earning a ba…

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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: Local sports legend has street, golf course named after him

Street Smarts: Local sports legend has street, golf course named after him

A small street on the University of Arizona campus honors a man who helped put Arizona Wildcats athletics on the map.

June 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Meet the man who brought orange groves to Tucson

Street Smarts: Meet the man who brought orange groves to Tucson

Maurice L. Reid, the man who brought citrus groves to Tucson, was born to Richard E. and Eliza (Hunt) Reid, on May 9, 1882, in Indiana.

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Street Smarts: Retired Tucsonan a decorated fighter pilot, leader in the Air Force

Street Smarts: Retired Tucsonan a decorated fighter pilot, leader in the Air Force

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza were built in 2005. They are named in honor of all veterans — the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, said Priscilla S. Cornelio, director of the Pima County department of Transportation.

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Street Smarts: Decorated Korean War veteran went on to open Tucson beauty salon

Street Smarts: Decorated Korean War veteran went on to open Tucson beauty salon

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza were built in 2005. They are named in honor of all veterans — the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, said Priscilla S. Cornelio, director of the Pima County department of Transportation.

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Street Smarts: Tucson veteran was among 1,000 children saved from Nazi Germany

Street Smarts: Tucson veteran was among 1,000 children saved from Nazi Germany

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza, built in 2005, are named in honor of all veterans.

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Street Smarts: Veterans Memorial Overpass honors veterans including Tucsonan who survived a close call

Street Smarts: Veterans Memorial Overpass honors veterans including Tucsonan who survived a close call

Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza were built in 2005. They are named in honor of all veterans — the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, said Priscilla S. Cornelio, director of the Pima County department of Transportation.

May 06, 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.

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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.

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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: East-side Freeman Road named for homesteading railroad man

Street Smarts: East-side Freeman Road named for homesteading railroad man

Safford L. Freeman was born on Dec. 13, 1893, in Carnesville, Ga., to Henry and Arizona V. (Bryson) Freeman.

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Street Smarts: Freeman Road

Street Smarts: Freeman Road

John L. Rhodes, on Jan. 26, 2014, pointing to a corner of the old adobe home. The picture which is looking northeast approxamatelly matches the photo of the house taken in 1936. Photo by David Leighton

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Street Smarts: Freeman Road

Street Smarts: Freeman Road

John L. Rhodes, grandson of Safford and Viola Freeman, at the remains of the homestead’s well.

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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: Van Alstine Street

Street Smarts: Van Alstine Street

The Nelson Van Alstine marker at Holy Hope Cemetery. According to descendants, Van Alstine may be buried here or at the Tanque Verde Cemetery.

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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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Street Smarts: Among achievements of namesake for Lambert Lane: bringing steaks to Li'l Abners

Street Smarts: Among achievements of namesake for Lambert Lane: bringing steaks to Li'l Abners

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.

February 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Judge Meyer had scant legal knowledge but dispensed justice

Street Smarts: Judge Meyer had scant legal knowledge but dispensed justice

Charles H. “Charlie” Meyer was born on June 6, 1829, in Hanover, Germany.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Florist with knack for transforming desert into oases named northwest-side street

Street Smarts: Florist with knack for transforming desert into oases named northwest-side street

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.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Westside road was Sisters' Lane, then Hospital Road, now St. Mary's Road

Street Smarts: Westside road was Sisters' Lane, then Hospital Road, now St. Mary's Road

The west-side St. Mary’s Road is named in honor of Tucson’s first nonmilitary hospital.

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Family of twins Opha and Okey, who once corraled their horses downtown, is the namesake for southwest-side streets

Family of twins Opha and Okey, who once corraled their horses downtown, is the namesake for southwest-side streets

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.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Fighter of Indians, purveyor of posh hotel remembered with downtown street

Street Smarts: Fighter of Indians, purveyor of posh hotel remembered with downtown street

Hiram S. Stevens, a successful businessman and politician, came to Tucson in 1856 after a stint fighting Indians in the New Mexico territory.

January 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Former piece of Grant Road once named for enterprising farm family

Street Smarts: Former piece of Grant Road once named for enterprising farm family

Grant Road once was divided into four streets, and DeMoss-Petrie Road was one of them.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Now it's Grant Road; back then it was 'Road No. 1'

Street Smarts: Now it's Grant Road; back then it was 'Road No. 1'

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…

December 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Street names in downtown neighborhood reflect area's history

Street Smarts: Street names in downtown neighborhood reflect area's history

The streets of the solar-inspired Armory Park del Sol development downtown reflect the history of the area.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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