Homesteading - or claiming federal land with the intent of living on it and improving it - gave a prominent northwest-side street its name.
This picture taken in 1937 in California shows, back row, John A. Magee and Catherine Magee, and front row, shortest to tallest, Robert, Betty and Jack Jr. A fourth child, Sally, isn't in the picture.
Merchants from Fronteras, Sonora, gave the man a wad of money to spend on guns and ammunition in Douglas and smuggle them back south.
My love and appreciation for Tucson comes from my family. My Tucson-born mother and Mexican immigrant father each have helped shape my appreciation for nuestro pueblo, including its blemishes and faults.
March brings a bunch of free events for Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. See azstateparks.com for a complete list; here's a sample:
This adobe house was built by Manuel Sotomayor, who, along with his bother Florencio, homesteaded an area now called Sotomayor Ranch.
Roberto Sotomayor in 1925.
Carlotta Sotomayor in the 1920s.
Carlotta Parra Rodriguez was born in 1913 on a ranch homesteaded by her parents near North Campbell Avenue and East River Road.
Larcena Pennington was one of several Pennington children who traveled west in 1857 in a wagon train. She later became the subject of an epic in which she was kidnapped by Apaches and left for dead. Over two weeks, she found her way to safety.
A stone house on the Santa Cruz River was among the places where the Pennington family lived and worked.
Pennington Street is named for an early family that made its permanent home in what is today Arizona.
Portions of protective cloth have been peeled back to reveal exposed wood beams and brick.
Tucson High song is sold as ringtone
The graveyard on the north side of Tombstone is a popular stop
for tourists. Thursday, Canadians John and Liz Dragstra checked out
the old cemetery's fresh look, with its upgraded ocotillo fence and
replaced grave markers.
Gerry Jay of Green Valley snaps a picture of her friend Rosie
Pudish, visiting from upstate New York, next to a Boothill
Metal grave markers installed in the 1940s made way for wooden
ones to give Boothill more of a feel of the days when it was being
Boothill has gotten a face-lift. The historic and here and there
hokey graveyard - in the historic and here and there hokey town of
Tombstone - "was in need of some cosmetic surgery," said Boothill
manager Dave Askey.