A sculpture of sand trout in the Rose Hill Wash on Tanque Verde Road, Tues. July 5, 2011.
No fishing for sand trout at the Atturbury-Lyman Bird and Animal Sanctuary loop trail. Photo taken 12/11/09.
It all began when the Sonoran Desert started drying up, to become what it is today.
Famed pilot Charles Lindbergh came to dedicate the new municipal airport on Sept. 23, 1927.
Firefighters apply a steady stream of water during the Pioneer Hotel fire, which killed 29 people.
The Pioneer Hotel, on the northeast corner of Stone Avenue and Pennington Street, around 1950.
Tucson Police Chief C.A. Wollard, standing at far left, at John Dillinger's arraignment. Dillinger is at center, with his hat on his knee.
Navy P-3 (A and C models) sit in storage at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, commonly called the "boneyard," at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
A rendering of the Phoenix Mars Lander. The program was headed by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.
In my last blog I shared some of the historical importance of the Santa Cruz River. That’s a good example of the way I use history and archaeology — the study of the past — to illuminate the present. That river, no matter how much it has changed, is the reason for Tucson being where it is.
Let’s start with a river – The Santa Cruz River. We have to start there, because that’s where human settlement in this area started.
Old Main, the original building of the University of Arizona, was built in the open desert, at a distance from the town of Tucson.
Journalist Ross Browne sketched this image of Tucson in 1864 as the U.S. Civil War raged.
A photo shows St. Mary's Hospital at the turn of the 20th century. The hospital was one of many major "firsts" for Tucson in the 1880s.
In 1910, Congress Street (looking west) was still unpaved but was the principal roadway in downtown Tucson.
Members of the Lajkonik Polish Folk Ensemble perform for the Tucson Slavic Festival Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at St. Melany Byzantine Catholic Church. Such entertainment can be expected at the Slavic Heritage Festival April 20, 2013.
True to my promise, I’m alerting you to events related to the subject of this blog, the living cultural traditions of Tucson.