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University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1979: Dancers swing their heads and hair to the music of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels during a 1979 Homecoming Rally on UA Mall.

November 01, 2014 11:21 am
Throwback Thursday: 1979 UA pumpkin-carving contest1979 UA pumpkin-carving contest

Throwback Thursday: 1979 UA pumpkin-carving contest1979 UA pumpkin-carving contest

Jack W. Sheaffer / Arizona Daily Star 1979On Oct. 26, 1979, a University of Arizona student posed with his rendition of President Jimmy Carter during the UA’s annual pumpkin-carving contest on the Mall. Judges selected the funniest, scariest and most original pumpkins, as well as the one tha…

October 22, 2014 9:56 am
1979 UA pumpkin carving

1979 UA pumpkin carving

A University of Arizona students gets into her work as she takes a break from her studies to partake in the UA annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall on Friday, October 26, 1979. There were 24 pumpkins carved and were later judged for the funniest, scariest looking, most original and the…

October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
1979 UA pumpkin carving

1979 UA pumpkin carving

A University of Arizona student poses with his artistic rendition of President Jimmy Carter during the UA annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall on Friday, October 26, 1979. There were 24 pumpkins carved and were later judged for the funniest, scariest looking, most original and the one …

October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
1979 UA pumpkin carving

1979 UA pumpkin carving

A University of Arizona student seems to pause in thought while looking at his masterpiece while taking a break from his studies to partake in the University of Arizona annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall on Friday, October 26, 1979. There were 24 pumpkins carved and were later judged…

October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
1979 UA pumpkin carving

1979 UA pumpkin carving

A University of Arizona student works on his pumpkin as he seems to be attempting to create a likeness of President Jimmy Carter during the UA annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall on Friday, October 26, 1979. There were 24 pumpkins carved and were later judged for the funniest, scaries…

October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
1979 UA pumpkin carving

1979 UA pumpkin carving

A couple of University of Arizona students take time out of their day to try to win the UA annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall. There were 24 pumpkins carved and were later judged for the funniest, scariest looking, most original and the one that looked closest to then president Jimmy…

October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
1979 UA pumpkin carving

1979 UA pumpkin carving

A University of Arizona student gets the chance to take a break from his studies to partake in the UA annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall. There were 24 pumpkins carved and were later judged for the funniest, scariest looking, most original and the one that looked closest to then pres…

October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
1979 UA pumpkin carving

1979 UA pumpkin carving

A University of Arizona student takes a stab at his chance of getting a prize during the UA annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall. There were 24 pumpkins carved and were later judged for the funniest, scariest looking, most original and the one that looked closest to then president Jimm…

October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
1979 UA pumpkin carving

1979 UA pumpkin carving

A finished pumpkin is on display during the University of Arizona annual pumpkin carving contest on the mall. There were 24 pumpkins carved and were later judged for the funniest, scariest looking, most original and the one that looked closest to then president Jimmy Carter. Photo by Jack W.…

October 21, 2014 12:51 pm
Lee Pistor

Lee Pistor

Arizona Daily Star file photo of UA kicker Lee Pistor, 1977.

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm
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17 timecapsule

Assistant Head Coach Moe Ankney shares a light moment with participants at the UA's football camp, June 17, 1982. Arizona Daily Star file photo by Jack Sheaffer file # 27522

October 04, 2014 6:29 pm
Dave Liggins

Dave Liggins

Dave Liggins, 1979.

August 30, 2014 6:42 pm
Tucson's top football coaches: No. 3 Ollie Mayfield

Tucson's top football coaches: No. 3 Ollie Mayfield

Ollie Mayfield, Sabino High School football coach, Oct. 17, 1977.

July 31, 2014 9:00 pm
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Art Luppino (22), halfback for the Arizona Wildcats in this 1955 photo.

July 31, 2014 10:31 am
Tucson's top football coaches: No. 5 Rollin Gridley

Tucson's top football coaches: No. 5 Rollin Gridley

Rollin Gridley, right, and Frank Borman, Jan. 10, 1966. Star file photo by Jack Sheaffer.

July 29, 2014 8:45 pm
Good bye to the yellow seats

Good bye to the yellow seats

University of Arizona athletic director Dave Strack in his office on May 18, 1982. He shepherded the university's entrance into the Pac-10 conference and hired one of the first Black basketball coaches in Division 1. Photo by Jack W. Sheaffer / Arizona Daily Star

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt in concert at the Tucson Community Center on Sept. 16, 1976. The original negatives are missing from the archives, but the photo assignment and contact sheets of all the outtakes remain.

April 09, 2014 5:59 pm
Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's Herman Harris fakes a pass against a New Mexico defender as teammate Len Gordy looks on in the background at McKale Center on Jan. 21, 1976.

March 25, 2014 6:41 pm
Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's Len Gordy takes a contested shot against Wyoming as teammate Bob Elliott (55) prepares for a possible offensive rebound at McKale Center on Jan. 31, 1976.

March 25, 2014 6:41 pm
Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Wildcat Herman Harris rises to shoot over a Wyoming defender at McKale Center on Jan. 31, 1976.

March 25, 2014 6:41 pm
Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's Gilbert Myles takes the ball to the basket against a Wyoming defender at McKale Center on Jan. 31, 1976.

March 25, 2014 6:41 pm
Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's first Sweet 16 team, the 1975-76 Wildcats

Arizona's Bob Elliott in a game against Wyoming at McKale Center in Arizona's first Sweet 16 season in 1975-76.

March 25, 2014 6:41 pm
Arizona basketball vs. Wyoming, 1976

Arizona basketball vs. Wyoming, 1976

Arizona's Bob Elliott in a game against Wyoming at McKale Center in Arizona's first Sweet 16 season in 1975-76. No photos from Arizona's tournament win over UNLV are available at this time.

March 25, 2014 5:19 pm
Cleveland Indians in Tucson

Cleveland Indians in Tucson

Hi Corbett field during Cleveland Indians spring training game, March 13, 1966.

March 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Cleveland Indians in Tucson

Cleveland Indians in Tucson

Bottom of the 9th inning Pat Kelly doubles to left field as Ozzie Smith of San Diego tries to make the play at second base. Umpire is Jim Quick. March 18, 1981.

March 19, 2014 12:16 pm
Cleveland Indians in Tucson

Cleveland Indians in Tucson

Cleveland Indians vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Catcher Ned Yost tags George Fecchetti at home plate in the bottom of the 11th inning on March 8, 1982.

March 19, 2014 12:16 pm
Bobby Thompson

Bobby Thompson

Bobby Thompson, a JC transfer, combined for nearly 1,500  yards to lead UA in rushing in 1960 and 1961.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Bobby Thompson, UA football Hall of Famer

Bobby Thompson, UA football Hall of Famer

University of Arizona Hall of Fame football player Bobby Thompson. Photo by Jack Sheaffer

March 15, 2014 7:35 pm
Tales from the Morgue: The Pied Piper of Tucson

Tales from the Morgue: The Pied Piper of Tucson

His head bowed, John Saunders, 19, who was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for his part in the slaying of 15-year-old Alleen Rowe, paused for a moment to speak softly to his mother, Mrs. Philip Saunders before he was taken away to county jail. At left is Milo Walker, a sheriff's deputy.

March 06, 2014 11:01 am
Tales from the Morgue: The Pied Piper of Tucson

Tales from the Morgue: The Pied Piper of Tucson

After pleading guilty to being an accessory to the murder of Alleen Rowe, Mary Rae French, 19, is hustled back to a Justice Court hearing involving Charles Schmid for the same crime. Her attorney, Jack Redhair, attempts to block her face from press photographers.

March 06, 2014 10:56 am
Tales from the Morgue: The Pied Piper of Tucson

Tales from the Morgue: The Pied Piper of Tucson

John Saunders, 19, who police say gave them a statement admitting his part in the death of Alleen Rowe walked with his head down into the desert area where he attempted to find the grave yesterday. To the left of the suspect is City Police Lt. Clarence Dupnik who returned the teenager to Tuc…

March 06, 2014 10:54 am
Tales from the Morgue: The Pied Piper of Tucson

Tales from the Morgue: The Pied Piper of Tucson

Mary Rae French leads officers to the spot where she said she helped bury the body of Alleen Rowe at Harrison and Golf Links Rd. No trace of the blonde high school students was found after a day of digging but some hair-curlers found in the area may have been hers. Behind Miss French (left t…

March 06, 2014 10:51 am
America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

America's first chain store, F.W. Woolworth

The rodeo queen, Joan Moore, appeared at the 1958 opening of the new Woolworth's in downtown Tucson (at Pennington and Congress.) With the rodeo queen is Roy Miller, left, president of the Tucson Retail Trade Bureau, and Jack Bingham, right, the store's manager. Photo by Jack Sheaffer.

February 21, 2014 11:00 am
Hogan, Locke and Demaret

Hogan, Locke and Demaret

El Rio Golf Course attracted luminaries Ben Hogan, Bobby Locke and Jimmy Demaret to the 1947 Tucson Open. Celebrities have always been part of Tucson tournaments; both Dean Martin and Joe Garagiola loaned their names to the events in the 1970s and 1980s.

February 11, 2014 11:06 pm
Dave Strack

Dave Strack

University of Arizona athletic director Dave Strack in his office on May 18, 1982.

February 01, 2014 7:08 pm
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Former UA athletic director Dave Strack “was a forward-thinking administrator, who did a lot for the University of Arizona and its athletics department,” said Greg Byrne, UA’s present athletic director.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am
A look at Thanksgiving Days past

A look at Thanksgiving Days past

1955 photo of downtown Tucson near Stone and Congress next to the Lerner shops on the Friday after Thanksgiving as crowds come to see Santa Claus (at left). Photo by Jack Sheaffer Copyright 1996 The Arizona Daily Star

November 26, 2013 5:07 pm
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No Title Sept 23rd 1972 file photo of Mike Dawson who played at Tucson HS, U of A, and the St. Louis cardinals as a defensive tackle. Photo by Jack W. Sheafferjd 6-30-99 Copyright 1996 The Arizona Daily Star Identity:Athlete; PLS:Football; Book:D; People: Mike Dawson

August 19, 2013 1:40 pm
"A" Mountain throughout the years

"A" Mountain throughout the years

The former Levy's store, now the city hall annex, is on left, with "A" Mountain in the background. From the book "Jack Sheaffer's Tucson 1945-1965." Copyright 1996 The Arizona Daily Star

April 13, 2013 7:24 pm
Pioneer  Hotel fire in Tucson

Pioneer Hotel fire in Tucson

The Pioneer Hotel never recovered from the 1970 fire, said Bettina Lyons, niece of the couple who owned the hotel. "Even though they put money into it and put sprinkler systems in, people did not come to stay."

April 01, 2013 12:16 pm
Pioneer Hotel fire in Tucson

Pioneer Hotel fire in Tucson

Victims are removed from the front the entrance to the Pioneer Hotel in Dec. 1970.

April 01, 2013 12:15 pm
Pioneer Hotel fire in Tucson

Pioneer Hotel fire in Tucson

Fireman help the injured at the Pioneer Hotel blaze in Dec. 1970.

April 01, 2013 12:15 pm
Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Firetrucks' ladders weren't long enough to reach the Pioneer Hotel's upper floors. Here, three firefighters work to rescue survivors.

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Greg Hansen: Story of ex-UA AD Strack, 90, a good one

Greg Hansen: Story of ex-UA AD Strack, 90, a good one

Dave Strack was UA's athletic director from 1972-83, and helped the Wildcats move from the WAC to the Pac-10.

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Photos: A history of winter visitors

Photos: A history of winter visitors

Joe Garagiola and Hal Gras entertain the gallery at the tucson open. File photo by Jack Sheaffer.

January 05, 2013 6:53 pm
Photos: A history of winter visitors

Photos: A history of winter visitors

While appearing at the Tucson Rodeo in February 1957, Rex Allen, star of television's "Frontier Doctor" series, examined an 8-week-old cougar cub from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Dorothy Jones, Allen's teacher when he was a boy in Willcox, watched with some of her students from Davis S…

January 05, 2013 6:53 pm
Photos: A history of winter visitors

Photos: A history of winter visitors

1947 Jack Sheaffer photo of Ben Hogan, Bobby Locke and Jimmy Demaret during the Tucson Open at the El Rio golf course.

January 05, 2013 6:53 pm
What snow means to Tucson

What snow means to Tucson

University of Arizona students spilled out of their fraternities and dormitories for an impromptu snowball fight during the first snowfall in five years, in February 1956. From the book "Jack Sheaffer's Tucson 1945-1965."

December 19, 2012 6:34 pm
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at 60 years old

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at 60 years old

Hal Gras visits with one of the coyotes at the Desert Museum in 1979.

August 31, 2012 12:34 pm

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