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See how Tucson lived in the late 1980s.
Wilbur the Wildcat beckons all fans to the UA Homecoming bonfire on the UA Mall on Oct. 28, 1988.
Rollercoaster riders descend along the tracks at the Pima County Fair on a ride called the Hi Miler on April 14, 1989
The Empress Theatre adult theatre on Speedway near Alvernon. At the time, it was Tucson's longest-operating adult store.
Joe "King" Carrasco entertains fans at Mudbuggs club in Tucson.
Arizona running back David Eldridge of UA flashes his confident signal to the cameras after the 1989 Arizona vs. Arizona State football game on Nov. 25, 1989.
Rainer Ptacek plays with the Das Combo at the Firehouse Cafe in this March 10, 1989 photo.
Dr. Walter Birkby, forensic anthropologist at the University of Arizona, in August, 1989, with the bones of the victim of a cannibal attack by Alfred Packer
University of Arizona shortstop Trevor Hoffman, center, flips the ball to infielder J.J. Northam at 2B to force out Nevada-Reno’s Jesse Davis at Sancet Field in Tucson on Feb. 4, 1989.
Catalina High School journalism teacher John Carlton goes over an edition of the school newspaper, The Trumpeteer, with some students on May 18, 1989.
Arizona head coach Lute Olson reacts to an official's call at McKale in January, 1989.
Peyote grows in a window sill planter in 1988 at the Peyote Way Church of God near Klondyke, AZ.
Fans during the filming for the movie "Major League" in the stands at Hi Corbett Field in July, 1988.
Fans wait for the signature of author of Mary Higgins Clark during a book and author event at the Tucson Convention Center on Nov. 10, 1989.
Members of the Arizona Historic Sites Review Committee tour the grounds of the Arizona Inn, Jan. 21, 1988.
Eazy-E in concert as part of N.W.A. at the TCC. August 23, 1989.
Actors Josh Brolin, left, Stephen Baldwin, center with hat, Gregg Rainwater and Ty Miller in between takes on the set of the television show "The Young Riders" at Old Tucson Studios in August, 1989.
Tourists watch the filming of the television show "The Young Riders" at Old Tucson Studios in August, 1989.
The Sunshine Church at 2145 S. Sahuara in Tucson was vandalized for nearly two years when this photo was taken in November, 1989. Church secretary Regina Brown is at left and member Carl Simmons is right.
Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew at a music shop in the Tucson Mall in Oct. 1989.
A 1989 photo of William "Bill" Roemer, a former FBI agent who wrote about his experiences with organized crime in Chicago, Las Vegas and Tucson.
Senator Barry Goldwater speaking at the UA graduation ceremonies at McKale Center on May 13, 1989.
1989 photo of Immaculate conception on the San Xavier Mission altar before restoration.
The last four Learjets on the assembly line at the Gates-Learjet facility in Tucson on Sept. 20, 1988.
Crosswalk guard Alfred Ross stops traffic for kids during the first day of school at Sewell Elementary in Tucson on Sept. 8, 1988.
Raul Grijalva after winning a seat on the Pima County Board of Supervisors in November, 1988.
A mud tug-o-war marked the first day of UA Homecoming week festivities on Oct. 23, 1989. Some homecoming royalty, including Diane Kocour, center, tried their hand at avoiding the muck. It was sponsored by the Bobcats senior honorary.
Scene of the crash of a U.S. Air Force CH-3E helicopter in Avra Valley, north of Tucson, on March 12, 1989. Fifteen people died in the crash.
Scene of the crash of a U.S. Air Force CH-3E helicopter in Avra Valley, north of Tucson on March 12-13, 1989. Fifteen people died in the crash.
Horses and jockeys round the final turn at Rillito Park in November, 1988.
U.S. Border Patrol and Pima County Sheriff's Dept. detain 35 Mixtec Indians from Mexico on June 4, 1988, in the desert northwest of Tucson. The group was stranded in the summer heat for four days.
Jessica Basurto, left, and Martin Lopez, dressed as Mary and Joseph, lead a procession for Las Posadas at Pima Community College East in December, 1989. It was sponsored by the campus M.E.Ch.A and Spanish clubs.
Sean Elliott (32) of Arizona during a game at McKale Center in 1988. Tucson Citizen
A 1988 Tucson Citizen file photo of Paulos Restaurant.
Bishop Moreno meets parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in 1988. This is a September 1988 photo of Bishop Manuel Moreno.
Billy Joe Varney in 1988. He was an interim athletic director and director of the student union at the University of Arizona.
Doc Edwards, manager of the Cleveland Indians, walks around checking his players as they stretch out in the first day of spring training.
Ford Motor Co. Chairman Donald Petersen, left, with Holmes Tuttle, center, and Bob Tuttle, right before the ribbon cutting of the new Holmes Tuttle Ford dealership at the new Tucson Auto Mall near Oracle Road and Wetmore Road on Jan. 25, 1988.
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