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Street Smarts: Successful cattleman the namesake for Kinney Road

Street Smarts: Successful cattleman the namesake for Kinney Road

Heading northwest off Ajo Highway is a road named for a big-time cattleman and supporter of the creation of Tucson Mountain Park.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: 'Well, I hardly knew what to think of the place' was Tucsonan's first impression

Street Smarts: 'Well, I hardly knew what to think of the place' was Tucsonan's first impression

The journey to her new home in Tucson took Annie Hughes a month.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Tucson's Ranch Without Cows also boasts a Street Without Sin

Street Smarts: Tucson's Ranch Without Cows also boasts a Street Without Sin

A subdivision just north of Ina Road and west of Campbell Avenue has many street names that sound a lot like the seven deadly sins.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Early merchants the namesake for midtown Tucson streets

Street Smarts: Early merchants the namesake for midtown Tucson streets

Two early Tucson merchants are remembered with midtown streets that bear their names.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Foothills street name honors one of Tucson's most important builders

Street Smarts: Foothills street name honors one of Tucson's most important builders

John W. Murphey was born in Tucson on July 20, 1898 to Walter E. and Elizabeth (Bivens) Murphey. He grew up in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood and as a result became fluent in the language. He attended Tucson High School and then served in the military during World War I.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: East-side Freeman Road named for homesteading railroad man

Street Smarts: East-side Freeman Road named for homesteading railroad man

Safford L. Freeman was born on Dec. 13, 1893, in Carnesville, Ga., to Henry and Arizona V. (Bryson) Freeman.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Freeman Road

Street Smarts: Freeman Road

John L. Rhodes, on Jan. 26, 2014, pointing to a corner of the old adobe home. The picture which is looking northeast approxamatelly matches the photo of the house taken in 1936. Photo by David Leighton

March 17, 2014 10:45 am
Street Smarts: Freeman Road

Street Smarts: Freeman Road

John L. Rhodes, grandson of Safford and Viola Freeman, at the remains of the homestead’s well.

March 17, 2014 10:43 am
Street Smarts: Soldier and lawman the namesake for downtown's Van Alstine Street

Street Smarts: Soldier and lawman the namesake for downtown's Van Alstine Street

Nelson “Nicholas” Van Alstine was born to a Dutch family on Aug. 7, 1816, in Canajoharie, N.Y.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Van Alstine Street

Street Smarts: Van Alstine Street

The Nelson Van Alstine marker at Holy Hope Cemetery. According to descendants, Van Alstine may be buried here or at the Tanque Verde Cemetery.

March 10, 2014 4:45 pm
Street Smarts: Generous nun the namesake for Drexel Road

Street Smarts: Generous nun the namesake for Drexel Road

Katharine M. Drexel was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 26, 1858.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: General Hitchcock Highway remembers a man whose influence went from D.C. to Tucson and back

Street Smarts: General Hitchcock Highway remembers a man whose influence went from D.C. to Tucson and back

The road from Tucson to Mount Lemmon was named for a man whose national and local contributions include starting airmail and creating the Saguaro National Monument.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Among achievements of namesake for Lambert Lane: bringing steaks to Li'l Abners

Street Smarts: Among achievements of namesake for Lambert Lane: bringing steaks to Li'l Abners

The man who brought steaks to legendary local restaurant Li’l Abner’s — and served seven terms on the Pima County Board of Supervisors — is remembered with a road named for him on the far northwest side.

February 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Judge Meyer had scant legal knowledge but dispensed justice

Street Smarts: Judge Meyer had scant legal knowledge but dispensed justice

Charles H. “Charlie” Meyer was born on June 6, 1829, in Hanover, Germany.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Florist with knack for transforming desert into oases named northwest-side street

Street Smarts: Florist with knack for transforming desert into oases named northwest-side street

A florist with a penchant for land ownership and a knack for transforming the desert into an oasis named a northwest-side street that bears the name of the city of his birth.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Westside road was Sisters' Lane, then Hospital Road, now St. Mary's Road

Street Smarts: Westside road was Sisters' Lane, then Hospital Road, now St. Mary's Road

The west-side St. Mary’s Road is named in honor of Tucson’s first nonmilitary hospital.

January 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Family of twins Opha and Okey, who once corraled their horses downtown, is the namesake for southwest-side streets

Family of twins Opha and Okey, who once corraled their horses downtown, is the namesake for southwest-side streets

On the southwest corner of South Mission Road and West Ajo Way are streets named in honor of an early family that once owned the land.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Fighter of Indians, purveyor of posh hotel remembered with downtown street

Street Smarts: Fighter of Indians, purveyor of posh hotel remembered with downtown street

Hiram S. Stevens, a successful businessman and politician, came to Tucson in 1856 after a stint fighting Indians in the New Mexico territory.

January 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Former piece of Grant Road once named for enterprising farm family

Street Smarts: Former piece of Grant Road once named for enterprising farm family

Grant Road once was divided into four streets, and DeMoss-Petrie Road was one of them.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Now it's Grant Road; back then it was 'Road No. 1'

Street Smarts: Now it's Grant Road; back then it was 'Road No. 1'

John Grant was born on April 11, 1860, to George S. and Mary Jane (LeCoutre) Grant in Richmond County, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. His parents, farmers from Cape Breton Island, endured a difficult life that included brutal winters shut off from the outer world by the Strait of Canso, wi…

December 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Street names in downtown neighborhood reflect area's history

Street Smarts: Street names in downtown neighborhood reflect area's history

The streets of the solar-inspired Armory Park del Sol development downtown reflect the history of the area.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Former southside street remembers orphanage it once passed by

Street Smarts: Former southside street remembers orphanage it once passed by

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…

December 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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St. Joseph's Orphanage

St. Joseph's Orphanage

A sign at Julian Wash Archaeological Park, 2820 S. 12th Ave., commemorates the St. Joseph’s Children’s Home.

December 09, 2013 3:20 pm
Street Smarts: Dairy industry gets a nod with northside Fairview Avenue

Street Smarts: Dairy industry gets a nod with northside Fairview Avenue

A north-south road that runs through much of Tucson’s north side pays quiet tribute to the area’s rich dairy farming history.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Andrew Johnson Avenue one of four Tucson streets named for men who served Abraham Lincoln

Street Smarts: Andrew Johnson Avenue one of four Tucson streets named for men who served Abraham Lincoln

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.

November 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Now a street, Wrightstown once was a town

Street Smarts: Now a street, Wrightstown once was a town

Wrightstown, now an east-side road, once was an actual town.

November 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Man who built Davis-Monthan Air Force Base among oldest active-duty military ever

Street Smarts: Man who built Davis-Monthan Air Force Base among oldest active-duty military ever

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.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Tiny Tucson street bears the name of a major influence on the area

Street Smarts: Tiny Tucson street bears the name of a major influence on the area

The street named after Solomon Warner may be small, but his impact on Tucson was large.

November 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Giant boot marks spot of road named for Restaurant owning family

Street Smarts: Giant boot marks spot of road named for Restaurant owning family

A giant boot on the northeast side marks the former site of a racetrack, a cotton farm, a guest ranch, a fancy restaurant and — now — a development and street named for the family that owned the property for decades.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Tucson street is named after Billy the Kid

Street Smarts: Tucson street is named after Billy the Kid

A south-side Tucson street name bears the alias of outlaw Billy the Kid.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Man who helped grow Tucson remembered with a street in his name

Street Smarts: Man who helped grow Tucson remembered with a street in his name

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.

October 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Possible typo changed name of Foothills street

Street Smarts: Possible typo changed name of Foothills street

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.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: A total wreck of a hillside became a silver mine that became a road

Street Smarts: A total wreck of a hillside became a silver mine that became a road

The Total Wreck Mine was discovered by chance in 1879.

October 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Teller of creepy tales the inspiration for Tucson street name

Street Smarts: Teller of creepy tales the inspiration for Tucson street name

A midtown street gets its name from a writer of scary stories who had no apparent ties to Tucson.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street, longtime restaurant share the same namesake

Street, longtime restaurant share the same namesake

North Oldfather Drive, just north of west Ina Road and east of Interstate 10, is named not for Bookmans founder Bob Oldfather, but for another Bob Oldfather who lived on the street.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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McCormick was governor of Arizona when Tucson was the capital

McCormick was governor of Arizona when Tucson was the capital

McCormick Street, which is downtown just north of the Tucson Police Station, honors Arizona’s second territorial governor.

September 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Longtime Tucson mayor memorialized with overpass

Longtime Tucson mayor memorialized with overpass

One of Tucson’s longest-serving mayors is memorialized with a midtown overpass that bears his name.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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South-side Tucson street named for famous Wild West lawman

South-side Tucson street named for famous Wild West lawman

Masterson Avenue, named for a famous Wild West sheriff, is in a south-side Tucson neighborhood that could be nicknamed Lawman & Outlaw Square.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Prince Road namesake a benefactor to many local schools

Street Smarts: Prince Road namesake a benefactor to many local schools

Levi Marston Prince, or L.M. Prince, was born to Jacob and Anna (Marston) Prince in Falmouth, Maine on Nov. 24, 1828.

August 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Via Tres Patos named for the Ducks, a rental-car-business family

Via Tres Patos named for the Ducks, a rental-car-business family

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.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Escalantes worked kilns, ranches and homesteaded

Escalantes worked kilns, ranches and homesteaded

Running east of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is a street named after a longtime ranching family.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Adventurous life led Oury here

Street Smarts: Adventurous life led Oury here

William S. Oury spent his childhood in Virginia, but he made a name for himself in Texas and ultimately became an important figure in Tucson's early history.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Influential railroader gave name to midtown Tucson street

Street Smarts: Influential railroader gave name to midtown Tucson street

Just south of El Con Mall, between Reid Park and Randolph North Golf Course, is Randolph Way, named in honor of the man who donated much of the land for public use.

July 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Feldman brought family to Tucson after 1870s economic crash

Street Smarts: Feldman brought family to Tucson after 1870s economic crash

One of several names that Speedway has had over the years includes Feldman Street.

July 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Speedway's sports racing roots

Street Smarts: Speedway's sports racing roots

An 1880 map of Tucson by A.W. Pattiani shows the future site of Speedway Boulevard as just a blank spot. It's the same story on George Roskruge's 1893 map of Tucson.

July 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Postal, book event highlights camels' Arizona trek

Postal, book event highlights camels' Arizona trek

Postal history and children's literature might not seem a natural marriage, but a new book bridges the gap with the tale of a camel who helped carry freight across the Southwestern desert as part of the U.S. Army's 1850s "camel corps."

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