Undated photo of horses down the stretch at Rillito Park. Likely 1950s.
Horse racing at Rillito Park in 1944, prior to the grandstands.
Horses racing at Rillito Park in Nov, 1953.
Horses spring from the gate at the Tucson Turf Club at Rillito Park in March, 1968.
Undated photo of horses at Rillito Park.
Undated photo of horses racing at Rillito Park.
Opening day cover treatment for a Tucson Citizen story on horse racing at Rillito Park, ca. 1950s.
Undated photo of horses down the stretch at Rillito Park.
A healer comes up empty handed before his partner can get off his horse in the team roping event during the 1963 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Back then, the header got off his horse and tied the legs of the steer together in order to get a qualified time. Tucson Citizen file photo
A saddle bronc rider catches some air during his event at the 1964 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Tucson Citizen file photo
A saddle bronc rider takes a dive over his mount's head during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Jon Kamman / Tucson Citizen
A bull rider exits through the back door so to speak as he is tossed aside during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Jon Kamman / Tucson Citizen
A bull rider catches some air along with the bull during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Jon Kamman / Tucson Citizen
Rodeo performer Jay Sisler has some fun with some of his Australian shepherds as they jump rope together during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Mark Godfrey / Tucson Citizen
A couple of cowboys participate in a wild horse race during the 1961 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. A three-man team tries to control a wild horse long enough to put a saddle on its back. Then one of the team members has to ride it, usually across a finish line. Tucson Citizen file photo
A left-handed healer, background, brings his horse in to make the throw at the heels as the header gets his horse around to put him in position to get off his horse in the team roping event during the 1961 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Back then, the header jumped off his horse and tied the bac…
A bull rider crawls away from a bull, most likely as fast as he can during the 1961 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Bruce Hopkins / Tucson Citizen
A saddle bronc rider takes a header into the ground as the pick up man, background, rides up to catch the horse during the 1961 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Bruce Hopkins / Tucson Citizen
With a firm grip, a steer wrestler brings his steer to a stop during the 1963 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Tucson Citizen file photo
The header, left, hops off his horse before running over to the steer and tying the back legs together while his partner gets ready to turn his horse around and face the other direction during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Mark Godfrey / Tucson Citizen
College student Bobby Berger from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo comes busting out of the chute in the saddle bronc event while riding a horse called Maude during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Mark Godfrey / Tucson Citizen
A calf roper pitches his slack and gets ready to dismount after roping his calf during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros on March 3, 1984. Photo by Mari A Schaefer / Tucson Citizen
Bullrider Darryl Baker gets trampled for his efforts on February 27, 1986 during the La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Xavier Gallegos / Tucson Citizen
Wade Leslie gets tossed around like a rag doll while on a bull in his event on March 2, 1986 during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Photo by Xavier Gallegos / Tucson Citizen
Arizona's Luke Walton (4) goes up for a shot over a couple of St Louis players in the 1st half of the game Arizona went on to win 91-58 on Dec. 6, 2002.
Jason Gardner goes to the hoop in the 1st half of the UA's win over Vermont 80-51 at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament on March 21, 2003.
Arizona's Richard Jefferson goes up for the dunk against Florida International on Jan. 31, 1998. The Cats' 91-75 win keeps them unbeaten on the season.
Arizona's Michael Dickerson goes up for a shot as he gets fouled by Southern California's Jaha Wilson during second half action at McKale Center on March 29, 1997. Dickerson scored 23 points for the night as Arizona defeated USC, 101-77.
Miles Simon of Arizona shoots between two Arizona State defenders at McKale Center on Jan. 16, 1998.
Arizona point guard Damon Stoudamire had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Cats' 92-72 West Regional final win over No. 1-seed Missouri in 1994.
Chicago White Sox center fielder Brian Anderson dives to catch a ball.
Linda Ronstadt signs autographs at Tucson's Symphony Cotillion Ball on Nov. 23, 1977. Photo by Lew Elliott / Tucson Citizen
Chicano music pioneer Lalo Guerrero heads up a star-studded "Viva Arizona!" bill on April 15, 1999, at the TCC.
The Arcadia Scottsdale United Soccer Club Blackhawks charge through the parade during opening ceremonies for the Fort Lowell Shootout in January, 2003.
Members of the Golden Dragons show their pride as they participate with more than 13,000 players, parents and coaches during the opening ceremonies at the Fort Lowell Shootout on January 22, 1999.
Night scenes for the John Wayne classic, "Rio Bravo" at Old Tucson on May 24 1958.
Building the soundstage at Old Tucson on June 11, 1968.
The cast of the televsion show "High Chaparral" on set at Old Tucson in May, 1968. From left, Henry Darrow, Leif Erickson and Don Collier, who lived in Tucson and showed up in local TV commercials later in life.
An Andy Warhol Western? Yep. It was "Lonesome Cowboys" and it was filmed at Old Tucson in 1968.
Glenn Ford at Old Tucson on October 1966 during production of "Pistolero" Upper Sabino Canyon was also used for filming. The classic Western actor also appeared as the bad guy in the original "3:10 to Yuma," also filmed at Old Tucson.
James Coburn during production of "The Last Hard Man" at Old Tucson on November 6, 1975.
Actor John Saxon, left, and director John Huston during production of "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" at Old Tucson in December, 1971. The film starred Paul Newman.
The church is changed using adobe bricks during set improvements for the movie "El Dorado" starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum at Old Tucson on September 28, 1965.
Robert Shelton (left) then president of Old Tucson talks with art director George Chan (right) from 20th Century Fox during building construction in 1964.
On the set of "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" in 1957. It starred Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas and was directed by John Sturges, who directed several other movies at Old Tucson.
A building is expanded during set improvements for the movie "El Dorado" starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum at Old Tucson on September 28, 1965.
Director John Sturges, left, confers with actor Clint Eastwood during production of "Joe Kidd" at Old Tucson on December 2, 1971. Sturges was a well-known action film director with such hits as "The Great Escape" and "The Eagle Has Landed."
Noah Beery Jr. at Old Tucson on June 5, 1968. He played James Garner's father in the TV series, "Rockford Files."