Spanish Trail Motel, circa 1967.
Late Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia stands next to his painting, “Los Niños,” which UNICEF chose as its official Christmas card image in 1960. More than 5 million boxes of cards bearing the image were sold worldwide.
Tucson Mayor Lew Murphy in 1986.
Codirector Chris Rastatter at the Southern Arizona Basketball Officials Camp being held at Flowing Wells High .
Old Pueblo Club and Physicians Building at 119 S. Stone Ave. in Tucson in Feb. 1963.
This is the 100 block of East 10th Street in Tucson in June 1965. Located on this street was a finance company, beauty salon and the Club Esquire. At the extreme left is the back side of the Hotel Congress. (A sign is barely visible on the roof of the Hotel Congress.) This is the Southeast c…
This is the 300 block of East Congress Street in Tucson in Feb. 1972. At far left is the Paramount, now known as the Rialto Theatre.
This is the 200 block of East Congress Street, the north side looking east in June, 1965. There is the Federal Credit Clothing business along with Brott Jewelry, Posners art supply store and much further down the street, the Hotel Congress.
The City of Tucson as seen from A Mountain at dawn on New Years Day, 1953. The tall building downtown was the Valley National Bank, now the Chase building.
This is the 200 block of East Congress Street in Tucson, south side looking east in June, 1965. An optometrist business anchors the corner and the rest of the stores are dotted with small businesses including an barber shop and shoe store.
This is the Broadloom City building, a carpet and rug business. on the southeast corner of 6th Avenue and Pennington Street in June 1965. The MacArthur Hotel is on the far left.
This is East Pennington Street near North Stone Avenue in Tucson on June, 1965. Woolworth's, a retail five and dime store is in the middle of the block and Levy's department store is further down the street. This is the south side of street looking East.
This is the southwest corner of North Stone Avenue and Alameda Street in 1955. It was vacated for construction of the Pima Federal Savings building. The Pima County Courthouse is to the far right. In the distance above the courthouse is "A" Mountain.
Titan Missile lowered into silo, possibly near Three Points, Ariz., in Dec, 1962.
Titan II Complex 09- An Airman wears a mask over his face. August 15, 1971.
Titan II Complex 09- Launch Control Center. August 15, 1971.
Titan II Complex 09 - Combat Crew officer has a conversation on the phone. August 15, 1971.
The first Titan base near Tucson is fortified with concrete in May, 1961, as workmen continuously pour around the clock. Huge buckets of concrete are swung by a crane to the top of the structure where the material is poured into the hole through pipes in a slipform operation.
Construction site west of Tucson in May, 1961, as works prepare to house the Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile. The dome will house the control center.
Titan II Complex 09 - Priority 1 safe locked down. August 15, 1971.
University of Arizona President John P. Schaefer led the effort to establish the Center for Creative Photography on the UA campus.
People standing outside the American Airlines office in downtown Tucson listen to news of the assassination of Pres. Kennedy over a loudspeaker on Nov. 22, 1963.
Standing room only during a Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson on Nov. 25, 1963, during services for Pres. Kennedy in Washington, DC.
Senator John F. Kennedy at the Sunday Evening Forum, sponsored by the Catalina Methodist Church in Tucson on Feb. 24, 1958. When asked if a man his age could be president, Kennedy, at the time age 42, responded, “I don’t know about a 42-year-old man, but I think a 43-year-old man can.”
Sen. John F. Kennedy has a laugh with Rep. Stewart Udall, D-Ariz., during a fundraiser on April 9, 1960, in Tucson.
News of Kennedy’s murder was disseminated by an electronic bulletin board over the Bank of Tucson, 143 N. Stone Ave.
An aerial view of the Biosphere 2 complex north of Tucson.
The Biosphere 2 complex north of Tucson.
We went to our archives for photos of Tombstone’s more recent past. In this shot, taken in 1963, a “victim” in the re-enactment of the Gunfight at the OK Corral finds a soft, grassy resting place.
ARCHIVE PHOTO - Aerial view University of Arizona, Bear Down building and field. Taken at 9:55 am. February 14, 1929.
Safety Mike Scurlock is one of only two Cholla graduates to play in the NFL. He appeared in 65 games for the St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers. Scurlock made his mark at Cholla as a running back. After transferring from Sunnyside as a junior, Scurlock led the 4A Kino Division with 751 yar…
Charlie Daniels (hat off, left) and band whoop it up at the Tucson Community Center on July 27, 1980.
Charlie Daniels preforms one of his many hits with band on stage at the Tucson Community Center on July 27, 1980.
Fans explode in cheer for Charlie Daniels Band at the Tucson Community Center on July 27, 1980.
Charlie Daniels fans cheer the singer on at the Tucson Community Center on July 27, 1980.
Charlie Daniels Band back-up singers preforming at Tucson Community Center on July 27, 1980.
Charlie Daniels (right) with bandmate sings one of his hits at the Tucson Community Center on July 27, 1980.
Two female Charlie Daniels fans dance in the isle at the Tucson Community Center on July 27, 1980.
Sabino Canyon Parkway, looking north from the Alpine Lodge (at left). Top: 1975. Second photo: 2003 during the Aspen Fire while crews evacuate Summerhaven. Third photo: Days after the fire burned the Alpine Lodge. Fourth photo: Today. The lodge was never rebuilt.
Andrew Greeley taught sociology at UA, spending half the year in Tucson and the other half in Chicago.
Dead and injured victims were removed from Supreme Cleaners after the gas explosion 50 years ago today. Seven people died in the blast at Grant Road and Stone Avenue.
Rescue workers struggle to dig out Supreme Cleaners co-owner Harris Salonic, who told officials before he died that he was in the fur vault when he flipped a light switch that threw a spark and ignited the blast.
Rescue workers and volunteers dig out co-owner Harrison Salonic Supreme Cleaners, 2232 N. Stone Ave, in Tucson, after a gas explosion on March 29, 1963. Tucson Citizen file photo
Civilians and rescue workers comb through the rubble of Supreme Cleaners, 2232 N. Stone Ave, in Tucson, after a gas explosion on March 29, 1963. Tucson Citizen file photo
Dead and injured victims are removed from Supreme Cleaners, 2232 N. Stone Ave, in Tucson, after a gas explosion on March 29, 1963. Tucson Citizen file photo
Civilians help with the search for victims as Tucson firefighters dump water on the smoldering ruins of Supreme Cleaners, 2232 N. Stone Ave, in Tucson, after a gas explosion on March 29, 1963. Tucson Citizen file photo
A priest stands by to administer last rites as rescue workers dig into steel and rubble at Supreme Cleaners, 2232 N. Stone Ave, in Tucson, after a gas explosion on March 29, 1963. Tucson Citizen file photo
A nurse carries plasma for a victim taken from Supreme Cleaners, 2232 N. Stone Ave, in Tucson, after a gas explosion on March 29, 1963. Tucson Citizen file photo