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Then and Now

Then and Now

1970: Two kids angle in for a polo ball after a polo match north Ft. Lowell Road and east of Columbus. 

December 17, 2014 12:47 pm
STEVENS, Kristie

STEVENS, Kristie

Tennis Coach of the Year, Jan. 22, 2013. 

December 16, 2014 3:30 pm
The Legal Tender

The Legal Tender

Relics on the wall of the Legal Tender Bar on West Congress in 1969, including a George Wallace for President license plate, a photo of Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Newman and dozens of Arizona license plates.

December 10, 2014 10:52 am
The Legal Tender

The Legal Tender

Bartender Eddie Rodriguez pours a drink for "Chief" Lemleo, a regular patron for 20 years, on the last day of the Legal Tender Bar in on West Congress in Tucson on Oct. 10, 1969. "About 70 percent of the people were Mexican or Indian," according to Eddie Jacobs.

December 10, 2014 10:52 am
The Legal Tender

The Legal Tender

Spurs, chaps, rifles and other memorabilia on the wall of The Legal Tender Bar in Tucson on Oct. 10, 1969. "Not long after, the wrecking ball had its way, pounding down yet another landmark in Tucson's once-thriving barrio," wrote Bonnie Henry.

December 10, 2014 10:52 am
The Legal Tender

The Legal Tender

Bonnie Henry wrote: "By its final "last call," more than 100 "happy mourners," including the mayor, a bank vice president and several city honchos, had drained the taps" at the Legal Tender bar in Tucson on Oct. 10, 1969.

December 10, 2014 10:52 am
The Legal Tender

The Legal Tender

Legal Tender owner Eddie Jacobs, center, with bartender Eddie Rodriguez, holding a guitar made of a toilet seat and bailing wire during the bar's last day on Oct. 10, 1969.

December 10, 2014 10:52 am
Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson in December, 1968.

December 03, 2014 1:31 pm
Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson in December, 1971.

December 03, 2014 1:31 pm
Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson in December, 1971.

December 03, 2014 1:31 pm
Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson in December, 1971.

December 03, 2014 1:31 pm
Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson in December, 1971.

December 03, 2014 1:31 pm
Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson in December, 1971.

December 03, 2014 1:31 pm
Tucsson Meet Yourself music

Tucsson Meet Yourself music

Music performances and demonstrations are intrinsic to Tucson Meet Yourself. Drummer Rex Redhouse, who died in 2004, was a fixture at earlier festivals. His Redhouse Dancers and Dineh Drum demonstrated powwow dances and shared their meaning. The continuation of this type of tradition is the …

October 09, 2014 7:00 amLoading…
Golder Lake and dam 1963-1980

Golder Lake and dam 1963-1980

The local residents who lived downstream were afraid the breaching would result in flooding their property. Workers breached the Golder Dam on July 3, 1980.

September 24, 2014 5:04 pm
Golder Lake and dam 1963-1980

Golder Lake and dam 1963-1980

The Arizona Water Commission said the dam was unsafe and ordered its destruction. Nearby residents protested the destruction of the dam fearing it could lead to flooding of their lands which were downstream. The lake, developed by Lloyd Golder III, was a 260-acre recreational lake that cost …

September 24, 2014 5:04 pm
Coolidge Dam at flood stage

Coolidge Dam at flood stage

Water from one of Coolidge Dam’s spillways plunges and churns toward downstream communities on January 13, 1993. The lakes were full in January 1993, after 16 storms deluged the state over three months. The spillways for Coolidge Dam north of Tucson and Roosevelt Dam northeast of Phoenix wer…

September 17, 2014 3:25 pm
Mt. Lemmon

Mt. Lemmon

A butterfly feeds on a thistle flower on Mount Lemmon.

August 11, 2014 10:47 am
Herring Hall

Herring Hall

The neoclassical Herring Hall on the UA campus is a prime example of American architecture post-1893. 

August 07, 2014 4:16 pm
Tucson's top football coaches: No. 1 Vern Friedli

Tucson's top football coaches: No. 1 Vern Friedli

Amphi football coach Vern Friedli talks on the sidelines to one of his players Nov. 20, 2006.

August 02, 2014 10:00 pm
University of Arizona graduation

University of Arizona graduation

University of Arizona graduates seek out friends and family in Arizona Stadium during the commencement ceremony on May 31, 1969.

June 19, 2014 12:20 pm
John Furrer

John Furrer

John Furrer Sr. stands next to a 1917 Renault tank on May 29, 1980, at his war museum near Picacho Peak. The museum eventually went bankrupt.

June 19, 2014 12:13 pm
Old Tucson Studios

Old Tucson Studios

The remains of a cannon rest near the Spanish mission in Old Tucson April 26, 1995.

April 23, 2014 5:06 pm
Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt arrives at Tucson International Airport on Sept. 16, 1976 for a benefit concert for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

April 09, 2014 5:58 pm
Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt arrives at Tucson International Airport on Sept. 16, 1976 for a benefit concert for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

April 09, 2014 5:58 pm
Gary Triano bombing death

Gary Triano bombing death

A federal agent peers into Gary Triano's bombed-out Lincoln Town Care, its headlights still on at La Paloma country club on Nov. 2, 1996. Photo by Gary Gaynor / Tucson Citizen

April 02, 2014 6:32 pm
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo

Competitors for the bushiest beard of the 1971 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. The Grand Prize winner was Joe Lowry, at right.

February 11, 2014 12:04 pm
Tucson Toros

Tucson Toros

John Wayne watched the Toros from the dugout on June 20, 1970. The actor was a special guest that night. The Toros won 11-8. John Wayne and Toros. Roll # 14-20-Kenworthy and peabody two avids threaten Goliath Wayne with bats and banjo. Roll #2- Wayne in Toros dugout. June 20 1970. Tucson Cit…

August 28, 2013 3:34 pmLoading…
Big Man on Campus: Rio Rico High School's Top 10: QB Meza got Hawks in the win column

Big Man on Campus: Rio Rico High School's Top 10: QB Meza got Hawks in the win column

Rio Rico quarterback Lucas Meza helped snap the school's 52-game losing streak when he was a junior in 2006.

August 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
1. Lucas Meza, QB, 2008

1. Lucas Meza, QB, 2008

A three-year starter at quarterback, Meza was a two-time All-Southern Arizona honorable mention selection. He finished sixth in passing in Southern Arizona as a senior in 2007 with 80 completions for 1,372 yards and eight touchdowns, including a career-high 339 yards and three scores in a 41…

August 14, 2013 6:05 pm
The floods of 1983

The floods of 1983

Home crumbles into the Rillito River in October, 1983. 

July 18, 2013 2:46 pm
Gina Celaya released from prison

Gina Celaya released from prison

Gina Celaya at the Pima County Jail in September, 2003.

May 15, 2013 12:16 pm
University of Arizona commencement

University of Arizona commencement

University of Arizona graduates seek out friends and family in Arizona Stadium during commencement ceremony on May 31, 1969.

May 09, 2013 1:19 pm
University of Arizona commencement

University of Arizona commencement

University of Arizona students line up outside Arizona Stadium prior to commencement on May 31, 1969.

May 09, 2013 1:19 pm
San Manuel podría resurgir; analizan abrir mina de cobre

San Manuel podría resurgir; analizan abrir mina de cobre

Dos chimeneas de más de 500 pies de altura fueron demolidas en el 2007 en el pueblo minero de San Manuel, al noreste de Tucsón. El pueblo pudiera resurgir si se abre una mina de cobre subterránea 15 millas al noreste. Una empresa canadiense estudia las posibilidades de ese negocio y los prob…

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson

Historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson

Children play on the restored dance floor at the El Casino Ballroom at 437 East 26th St. in Tucson in Feb. 2000.

August 02, 2012 5:22 pm
Change of scene

Change of scene

On the corner of North Fourth Avenue and East Fifth Street looking north in November 1971 was the Balcony Saloon, an "in" place for beer, wine, sandwiches and huge hot dogs. Other establishments along the strip catered to the "counterculture."

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Joe Cavaleri, the Ooh Ahh Man at UA basketball games

Joe Cavaleri, the Ooh Ahh Man at UA basketball games

Joe Cavaleri, the Ooh Ahh Man, works the crowd at a UA basketball game in December, 1987.

December 21, 2010 4:20 pm

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