1974: Junked cars and trash spill into the Santa Cruz River, looking south, just south of Grant Road.
P.K. Weis / tucson citizenFernie Sánchez, izquierda, y demás integrantes de Los Changuitos Feos en una foto del 8 de mayo de 1974, antes del concierto por el décimo aniversario del grupo en el TCC.
Fernie Sanchez, far left, and members of Los Changuitos Feos on May 8, 1974, prior to a 10th anniversary concert at TCC.
The ski lift on Mount Lemmon operates year-round, with or without snow.
Cholla football coach Ed Brown instructs a player during a 1977 game against Salpointe Catholic.
Cholla High School football coach Ed Brown, left, talks to a player during a game against Salpointe Catholic High School on Oct. 14, 1977.
Linda Ronstadt in concert at Tucson Community Center on Sept. 16, 1976. The original negatives are missing from the archives, but the contact sheets of all the outtakes remain.
Lupine found inside Catalina State Park 04/04/2003.
Early crowd waiting around for Elton John concert on October 1, 1975.
Early crowd waiting for Elton John concert on October 1, 1975.
Several old buildings had to be destroyed to make way for the new county jail, which was to be built behind the existing facility on West Silverlake Road, so it was decided that Tucson firefighters could get rid of the buildings and get in some practice at the same time. On August 22, 1981 t…
Jesse Parker (32), here running for the UA, was the third player in Arizona high school history to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back years.
A Parade All-American in 1972 as a senior, Parker led the Southern Division in rushing, total offense and scoring with 1,284 yards and 13 touchdowns and was named the Tucson Press Box Association Back of the Year. The 6-foot, 185-pound running back racked up 3,049 yards and 29 scores in thre…
The skies over the Tucson valley will have bursts of red, white, blue and about every other color in the spectrum during tonight's fireworks shows.
The skies over the Tucson valley will have bursts of red, white, blue and about every other color in the spectrum during the July 4 fireworks shows.
Linda Ronstadt at Tucson Community Center on Sept. 16, 1976.
Northern Arizona University president
The Tucson Community Center complex under construction in April, 1973.
Flooding like this, near 22nd Street and Park Avenue, is still
frequent during the monsoon, though "normal" annual rainfall has
been cut slightly.
Having enough snow at the University of Arizona for a snowball
fight was rare enough in 1976; it might be more so now as what's
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' quest to recover her language
skills captivates those learning to talk again.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
This photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was taken while consulting with doctors before cranioplasty on May 17, 2011, at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas. It was released to the Arizona Daily Star on June 11, 2011.
Winterhaven Festival of Lights in 1974.
Johnny Gibson, cutting hair in his barber shop in 1980.