On Dec. 25, 1889, the Arizona Daily Star ran a story about happenings at St. Mary’s Hospital, then a little more than a mile west of Tucson. “The old building about 100 yards northeast of the hospital, formerly the novitiate, has just been remodeled and extensively repaired for an asylum for…
A north-south road that runs through much of Tucson’s north side pays quiet tribute to the area’s rich dairy farming history.
Streets in a subdivision on Tucson’s far east side remember several people who served under President Abraham Lincoln, including Andrew Johnson, who would become the nation’s 17th president.
Wrightstown, now an east-side road, once was an actual town.
The man who helped build one of Tucson’s most significant institutions, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, is honored with a street named after him on the base.
The street named after Solomon Warner may be small, but his impact on Tucson was large.
A south-side Tucson street name bears the alias of outlaw Billy the Kid.
Goyette Avenue, just north of East Grant Road and two blocks east of North Columbus Boulevard, was named in honor of one of Tucson’s most important citizens.
In 1929, John and Helen Murphey built a Spanish colonial-style ranch they called Hacienda del Sol. It opened as a private boarding school for girls.
A midtown street gets its name from a writer of scary stories who had no apparent ties to Tucson.
McCormick Street, which is downtown just north of the Tucson Police Station, honors Arizona’s second territorial governor.
One of Tucson’s longest-serving mayors is memorialized with a midtown overpass that bears his name.
Masterson Avenue, named for a famous Wild West sheriff, is in a south-side Tucson neighborhood that could be nicknamed Lawman & Outlaw Square.
Levi Marston Prince, or L.M. Prince, was born to Jacob and Anna (Marston) Prince in Falmouth, Maine on Nov. 24, 1828.
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Near the end of Sabino Canyon Road, where it meets Rudasill Road, is a small street named in honor of the family that started the fifth-largest auto-rental firm in the nation.
Manuel Escalante Jr. and Florentina Moreno married in 1912, and years later he homesteaded land and ran a farm in the area between what's now Irvington and Escalante roads.
Frank Escalante Sr. served in World War II and met his wife, Stephanie, in Austria. The photo is from 1947.
Running east of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is a street named after a longtime ranching family.