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A tense Lute Olson watches from the bench during a game in 1989.

November 22, 2014 4:13 pm
B-47 Stratojets at D-M

B-47 Stratojets at D-M

It was no small task to keep Davis-Monthan's huge fleet of B-47 bombers in the air. What it took for one plane in 1959: Row 1: Bomber's three-man flight crew. Rom 2: Crew chief and two assistants. Row 3: Maintenance supervisors, support personnel and quality control inspectors. Remaining row…

November 12, 2014 5:10 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

The Job Control Room – the "brain center" of the 303rd Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB in 1959, where all maintenance acivities are scheduled, coordinated and monitored. They track accumlated flight hours and pull planes from active status for routine maintenance.

November 12, 2014 3:55 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

A SAC B-47 bomber from Davis-Monthan AFB slides underneath a KC-97 tanker 15,000 feet above Southern Arizona in 1955. The jets slow to 210-250 mph to fly with the slower prop-driven tanker. The tanker transfers thousands of pounds of aviation fuel in a few minutes.

November 12, 2014 3:55 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

A massive 60-foot bulldozer at Davis-Monthan AFB in 1958. It can push a fully-loaded B-36 bomber at 200 tons off the runway in less than 20 minutes. Getting those bombers airborne fast is important in nuclear war.

November 12, 2014 3:55 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

A KC-97 refueling tanker boom operator watches a B-47 bomber from Davis-Monthan AFB approach for refueling 15,000 feet above the Arizona desert in 1955.

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

"Operation Skywatch" at Davis-Monthan AFB in 1955. The around-the-clock aircraft tracking project used 130 civilian obeservers at posts throughout Arizona and New Mexico to track enemy aircraft.

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Bomber flight crews are monitored during their time in a high altitude chamber at Davis-Monthan AFB in Feb. 1955.

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

A B-47 bomber on the flightline at Davis-Monthan AFB in March, 1956.

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

The high tail of B-47 bombers at Davis-Monthan AFB in March, 1956. The aircraft had a remotely operated tail gun.

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

The new nuclear bomb-proof alert center for flight crews at Davis-Monthan AFB in March, 1960. Much of the structure is below ground. Eight tunnels connect the lower rooms with emergency vehicle parking areas.

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Air Force technician works on the massive computer that powers the B-47 bomber flight simulator at Davis-Monthan AFB in October, 1954. (Water-damaged negative.)

November 12, 2014 3:54 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

An Air Force technician operates the controls for the B-47 bomber flight simular at Davis-Monthan AFB in October, 1954. (Water-damaged negative.)

November 12, 2014 3:55 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Pilot and co-pilot in the B-47 bomber flight simulator at Davis-Monthan AFB in October, 1954. (Water-damaged negative.)

November 12, 2014 3:55 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

An Air Force crew member tracks the location of B-47 on the flight line at Davis-Monthan AFB in Nov, 1959.

November 12, 2014 3:55 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

It was no small task to keep Davis-Monthan's huge fleet of B-47 bombers in the air. What it took for one plane in 1959: Row 1: Bomber's three-man flight crew. Rom 2: Crew chief and two assistants. Row 3: Maintenance supervisors, support personnel and quality control inspectors. Remaining row…

November 12, 2014 3:55 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Workers from the 2704th Air Force Aircraft Storage and Disposal Group mothball the first B-47 Stratoget bomber to be retired from active service in February, 1964.

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Citizen photo Jul. 7, 1955 Tucson-based B-47's rehearse for Monday dedication of Air Force Academy.

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Citizen photo by Bernie Sedley Jul. 20, 1955 B47 co-pilots handle the guns on a 600-mile-an-hour Stratojet bomber and regulations call for co-pilots to practice regularly at Sahuarita Range. Rapid-fire cannon 10 mm. are radar-controlled, each turret has control room in building behind practi…

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

The height finder antenna and artic tower at the Mt. Lemmon Air Force Station in May, 1957. Sitting at 9,150-feet, it was the said to be the highest radar installation in the world.

November 12, 2014 3:54 pm
Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Strategic Air Command in Tucson

Air Force staffers monitor air traffic in the Southwestern U.S. at the Mt. Lemmon Air Force Station in May, 1957, as part of an extensive array of radar stations that watched for enemy Soviet aircraft in the days before satellites. A Tucson Citizen writer said "electronic miracles of percept…

November 12, 2014 3:54 pm
Street Smarts: Jacobus Ave.

Street Smarts: Jacobus Ave.

Clean up Notice (Mayor Jacobus), Tucson Citizen, April 9, 1910

November 10, 2014 10:09 am
Street Smarts: Jacobus Ave.

Street Smarts: Jacobus Ave.

Preston N. Jacobus 

November 10, 2014 10:07 am
UA BOB ELLIOTT WYOMING

UA BOB ELLIOTT WYOMING

University of Arizona center Bob Elliott (55) tosses a pass during the UA vs. Wyoming basketball game in McKale Center on Jan. 31, 1976.

November 07, 2014 7:45 pm
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University of Arizona head coach Dick Tomey, left, shares a moment with defensive end Tedy Bruschi after the UCLA game on Oct. 3, 1992.

November 06, 2014 10:36 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

UA cheerleaders ride in the back of a 1955 Chevy Bel Air during the 1966 UA Homecoming football game against BYU at Arizona Stadium. It started in 1914, ebbed and flowed through the years due to wars, apathy or societal forces, but it remains strong today: The University of Arizona Homecomin…

November 05, 2014 3:16 pm
PEABODY, Brian

PEABODY, Brian

Brian Peabody was introduced to his players and the media on Sept. 16, 2003 as new head basketball coach at Pima. 

November 01, 2014 6:19 pm
LIVENGOOD

LIVENGOOD

Former UA athletic director Jim Livengood talks at a press conference. 

November 01, 2014 5:05 pm
CLOCKS AROUND TUCSON

CLOCKS AROUND TUCSON

Tucsonans, there is no need to adjust your clock before heading for bedtonight

November 01, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1967: Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority won first place for their 1967 UA Homecoming float, "All Hail Pop McKale," Arizona's famous football coach, who died on June 1 that same year. The float shows the proposed "fieldhouse" to be named after McKale (McKale Center, which opened in 1973). One minor …

November 01, 2014 11:23 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1966: UA cheerleaders ride in the back of a 1955 Chevy Bel Air during the 1966 UA Homecoming football game against BYU at Arizona Stadium.

November 01, 2014 11:23 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1965: The message on this float, "Arizona's Finest Woman," in the 1965 UA Homecoming parade is anyone's guess.

November 01, 2014 11:23 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1964: Delta Chi fraternity members and others work on their UA Homecoming float, "We Grew, We Fought, We Prospered," outside the the fraternity house in November, 1964

November 01, 2014 11:23 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1963: Sigma Chi's "Cough it Up!" float in the 1963 UA Homecoming Parade, a nudge for UA alumni to donate money to start a medical school. The College of Medicine was founded in 1967.

November 01, 2014 11:24 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1962: Caption from the Tucson Citizen: "Today's Homecoming parade theme, "Smoke signals to satellites: Communications," was all the inspiration Gamma Phi Beta sorority members needed to come up with this float. At left, Bobbi Stephenson, Phoenix, and Sue David, Fullerton, Calif., portray Ind…

November 01, 2014 11:24 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1961: The caption for this 1961 UA Homecoming parade photo in the Tucson Citizen was both sweet and sexist: "Four beaming coeds set the tone for the slogan put on the Pi Beta Phi float in the annual University of Arizona Homecoming Parade. The girls also, as a lesson in economics, carry symb…

November 01, 2014 11:24 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1959: Alpha Xi Delta Sorority depicted snapshots of UA coeds - vintage 1900s - in the 1959 UA Homecoming parade.

November 01, 2014 11:24 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1958: Kappa Sigma fraternity members won first place in the "Proposition 200" category with a funeral procession in protest to the controversial ballot initiative to change the name of Arizona State College in Tempe to "Arizona State University." Tucsonans took issue, since UA was the defact…

November 01, 2014 11:24 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1957: UA Homecoming parade on Stone Ave in downtown Tucson passed by the Pioneer Hotel and Tucson's biggest department stores: Steinfeld's, Jacomé's and J.C. Penney.

November 01, 2014 11:24 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1956: UA Homecoming queen Nancy Haddad, with attendents Pat Finley, left, and Bobbi Corr in 1956.

November 01, 2014 11:25 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1955: UA Homecoming queen Joey Holter in the homecoming parade in Oct. 1955.

November 01, 2014 11:25 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1977: Orville "Speedy" McPherson, a fullback on the 1914 UA football team, left, reminisces with Harold C. Schwalen, a 1917 distinguished engineering grad, during the 1977 UA Homecoming alumni dinner at the Ramada Inn Tucson. McPherson, on the famous Pop McKale team that "fought like wildcat…

November 01, 2014 11:22 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1973: UA Homecoming Queen finalists paint a mural at El Con Mall on Oct. 28, 1973, in advance of the big game. From left, Nancy Miller, Denise Bina, Lisa PIckett, Rachel Gjerding, and Sherri Giuendelsberger.

November 01, 2014 11:22 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1972: This UA Homecoming float pays tribute to Arizona's A1 beer, favorite for college students in 1940s-70s

November 01, 2014 11:22 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1971: UA President John P. Scheafer kisses 1971 Homecoming queen Mattie Green during the halftime ceremony on Oct. 30 at Arizona Stadium. Green was the first African-American to be crowned in the university's history.

November 01, 2014 11:22 am
University of Arizona Homecoming

University of Arizona Homecoming

1980: University of Arizona mascot Wilbur the Wildcat tries to lead cheers at a 1980 Homecoming Pep Rally on the UA Mall. Under the Wilbur head? Sophomore student Nancy Benedict.

November 01, 2014 11:21 am
Arizona at UCLA in 1993

Arizona at UCLA in 1993

1993 - UCLA 37, UA 17: Wildcats backup quarterback Brady Batten lies on the turf after getting leveled by UCLA free safety Marvin Goodwin at the Rose Bowl. 

October 29, 2014 2:42 pm
Alice Cooper in Tucson 1973

Alice Cooper in Tucson 1973

 Alice Cooper interacts with the crowd at the Tucson Community Center on May 5,1973. The Tucson Convention Center was called the Tucson Community Center back in the day.

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Alice Cooper in Tucson

Alice Cooper in Tucson

Alice Cooper with snake in hand, game a creepy performance in Tucson in 1973. Yes, that is a real snake. See why he's the perfect guy to pick the top Halloween tunes?

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Ray Kosanke

Ray Kosanke

After helping Tucson High win the 1962 state title, Ray Kosanke played at Stanford and then became a foreign correspondent.

October 22, 2014 2:14 pm

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