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Street Smarts: Brady Ave. is short; namesake had stature

Street Smarts: Brady Ave. is short; namesake had stature

Brady Avenue, one of Tucson's smallest streets, is named after a big man in Arizona history.

January 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Street Smarts: Plumer was an early banker here and helped create the local YMCA

Street Smarts: Plumer was an early banker here and helped create the local YMCA

Plumer Avenue, between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard, is named in honor of a banker who helped Tucson grow and develop.

January 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Contractor Blacklidge built homes on namesake street

Contractor Blacklidge built homes on namesake street

Frank E. Blacklidge Sr., the namesake of a street in central Tucson between Fort Lowell Road and Glenn Street, was an early contractor who was also a celebrated rancher and cook.

November 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Herbert Avenue named for Drachman offspring

Herbert Avenue named for Drachman offspring

Herbert Drachman was born in 1876 in Tucson to Samuel and Jennie Drachman at a time when the Old Pueblo was still part of the Old West.

October 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
History society guests to meet AZ pioneers

History society guests to meet AZ pioneers

Actors will portray some of Arizona's most important pioneers Friday evening as guests tour the Arizona Historical Society.

October 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Wife named homestead road to Tucson to honor husband, George H. Anklam

Wife named homestead road to Tucson to honor husband, George H. Anklam

Anklam Road was named in honor of the man who homesteaded the area that the road runs through.

October 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
West-side road, school recall noted 1800s Tucson teacher, miner

West-side road, school recall noted 1800s Tucson teacher, miner

Augustus C. Brichta was such a strong advocate of education that he worked two months without pay as the area's first school sputtered and then closed.

October 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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 Ruthrauff helped build city's roads, bridges

Ruthrauff helped build city's roads, bridges

Ruthrauff Road, which runs east from Interstate 10, is named after a man who is credited with turning Tucson from a sleepy village with dirt streets into a modern city.

October 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Wetmores had deep roots in north-side area

Wetmores had deep roots in north-side area

The Wetmore family arrived in Tucson well before statehood and left its mark on local education, entertainment and shopping.

September 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Eglestons had big tracts of land on NW side

Eglestons had big tracts of land on NW side

Egleston Memorial Drive and Egelston Drive, both in Oro Valley, are named in honor of landowners who helped preserve some of Tucson's most scenic land.

September 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
17th-century Mohawk to be canonized Oct. 21

17th-century Mohawk to be canonized Oct. 21

At a canonization in Rome next month the first American Indian will be declared a saint - and some local Tohono O'odham members hope to be there.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Shibell St. named for 1870s sheriff

Shibell St. named for 1870s sheriff

An early Tucson lawman and politician found that it pays to have friends in high places when he ended up with a road in a west-side barrio named after him.

September 04, 2012 12:00 am Related

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Kin of noted city pioneer urge lane's name be kept

Kin of noted city pioneer urge lane's name be kept

In 1903, the city of Tucson paid homage to a prominent local businessman, A.V. Grossetta.

August 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Postal foundation to display Papua New Guinea artifacts

The stamps, coins and tribal art of Papua New Guinea will be the subject of an upcoming exhibit in Tucson.

August 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Calle Carlos Arruza named for famed Mexican matador

Calle Carlos Arruza named for famed Mexican matador

Streets named after city founders are common. Streets named after bullfighters? Not so much. But Tucson has one: Calle Carlos Arruza, named after one of Mexico's most famous matadors.

August 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Engineer-businessman Craycroft built impressive home for its time

Engineer-businessman Craycroft built impressive home for its time

Frank Craycroft, a mechanical and mining engineer, built one of the most impressive houses of the day on the road that now bears his name.

August 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Gen. Eugene Asa Carr was NY-born Union officer, Indian fighter

Gen. Eugene Asa Carr was NY-born Union officer, Indian fighter

General Eugene Asa Carr did a lot of fighting in these parts.

July 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Parkway named for priest who put our region on map

Parkway named for priest who put our region on map

Eusebio Francisco Kino, the father of Tucson's San Xavier Mission, is the namesake for Kino Parkway, which runs from East Broadway south to Benson Highway.

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Stone Ave. recalls man killed in Apache attack

Stone Ave. recalls man killed in Apache attack

Stone Avenue is one of Tucson's oldest streets and is the dividing line between east and west.

July 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Street smarts: Runway Drive once handled aircraft

Street smarts: Runway Drive once handled aircraft

Runway Drive, as the name suggests, was a runway at the old Gilpin Airport.

July 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Civil War souvenir envelopes for sale

Civil War souvenir envelopes for sale

Stamp collectors can pick up a pair of specially designed souvenir envelopes this weekend at an event to commemorate Tucson's returning to Union control during the Civil War.

May 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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