Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, turns 75 today. We wish him a happy birthday and present some photos taken when the group performed in Tucson in 1977.
Richard Kleindienst, a close supporter of Barry Goldwater and University of Arizona attendee, was the U.S. attorney general when burglars linked to Richard Nixon's re-election campaign broke into Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, D.C
One might conclude upon reading the latest news in this country that life is cheap, at least to some. There is even a feel of the "Wild West" with all of the talk of guns and the way some people use them too freely. Tales from the Morgue is not attempting to be political; we hope no one appr…
The researcher of Tales from the Morgue is old enough to remember having to crack the ice out of metal ice trays in order to have a cold drink. She also remembers fights with her brothers when they neglected to refill the trays they emptied, leaving no ice for anyone else.
As students graduate with a combined sense of relief, accomplishment and fear of the future, they take part in commencement exercises that include illustrious speakers, cheers and a few shenanigans. This year's UA commencement is Friday, May 13 at Arizona Stadium.
One hundred years ago, the Arizona Daily Star reported that a woman widowed by Apaches 25 years ago needed assistance and Tucsonans visited veterans at Pastime Park.
In 1950, the Arizona Daily Star published an item from the Associated Press about Friday the 13th. It isn't local news, but such advice is always good anywhere we go even if it is a little preachy.
Tucson's last drive-in movie theater, De Anza, closed in 2009 after 58 years in business.
A sampling of articles about Tucson's first 100-degree day each year. In 2022, the "ice broke" at 12:55 p.m. April 26.
Note: This series was first published on tucson.com in 2010 and updated in 2018 in Tales from the Morgue. In newspaper terms, the "morgue" is the archive of the paper.
Tornadoes in Tucson? Yes, it's happened, recently enough that many Tucsonans remember them. Not too many current Tucsonans were around when a tornado his the Veterans Hospital at Pastime Park. However, newspapers remember everything.
The Arizona Daily Star carried a story about a rain of gully-washer proportions on Sept. 10, 1887.
The Outlaw had many reincarnations: Fine Line, Paragon, Aragon before the building was torn down.
It took two boys to bring down the hulking, 90,000-square-feet former Pacfic Fruit Express ice house at 800 E. 12th St., on April 7, 1970.
Learn more about the leaders, citizens and rogues who made Arizona what it was by statehood on Feb. 14, 1912.
The home of C. W. Kaufman and family was photographed for the Tucson Citizen home section in 1963. The family especially likes the desert and the outdoors, so the home reflects that desire.
87 years ago on Jan. 25, 1934, John Dillinger and his crew of criminals — Charley Makley, Russell Clark and Harry Pierpont — were captured in Tucson following a string of jail breaks and robberies in the Midwest.
“Merry Christmas, Tucson! And to all a good night!”
As Christmas approached in 1930, the editor of the Mesa Journal-Tribune had an idea reminiscent of the turkey incident on "WKRP in Cincinnati." (If you're too young, see the video below.)
Photos of Mission San Xavier del Bac taken by the National Park Service for the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1940 and taken again from the same vantage points by Arizona Daily Star photographer A.E. Araiza in 2015.
You may think "Trailer Park," but there were plenty of luxurious, well-landscaped mobile homes.
For those who didn't wish to cook a big Thanksgiving dinner in 1930, the Hotel Congress offered an extensive menu at $1.50 a person.
Tucson Citizen photographer Bill Sears took photos of the homes of "career girls" in 1961 for the home section. Three years later he photographed the homes of bachelors.
Feeling nostalgic? Take a trip through the history of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
There are more than a few famous — and infamous — people buried in Southern Arizona. Here are some.