Samuel Harris Drachman was born in Poland to Harris and Rebecca Drachman in 1837 and spent his early years there.
Burton C. Mossman stood barely 5 feet 8 inches tall with his boots on, and weighed 160 pounds after a steak dinner.
Philip Contzen was a Tucson native, but he was educated in his father's home country, Germany.
Pope Pius X - or Pio Decimo in Spanish and Italian - was born Giuseppe M. Sarto near Venice, Italy, in 1835.
A Tucson sheriff during the 1870s had not one but two streets named after him - but one of them is no longer in use.
Homesteading - or claiming federal land with the intent of living on it and improving it - gave a prominent northwest-side street its name.
Just south of the Tucson Convention Center downtown are three streets named in 1872 in honor of men killed by the Apaches.
Makohoh Trail, south of East Snyder Road and east of North Soldier Trail, is named for the Makohoh Indians.
The local chapter of a national organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating Western history is celebrating its 60th anniversary today.
You may already know that longtime local educator Henry "Hank" Oyama has a school named in his honor.
Running through the middle of the Miles Neighborhood is East Miles Street, named in honor of the man credited with getting Geronimo to surrender.
A journalist who interviewed some of the biggest names of his day eventually got his own name on east-side streets and a park.
In 1905, Anna Lester, who owned much of the land directly north of the University of Arizona, recorded four street names with the Pima County Recorder's Office.
If a group of civic leaders convened in 1936 had its way, Tucson's main streets would all be named for Spanish saints, city pioneers and area army posts.
Running east and west between Speedway and Grant Road is a street named after a woman who homesteaded an area north of the University of Arizona.
Stamp collectors can pick up a pair of specially designed souvenir envelopes this weekend at an event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Arizona Organic Act, which created the Arizona Territory.
Kramer Avenue, which is one block west of the Arizona Inn on East Elm Street, is named in honor of the man who gave Tucson its famed rodeo and parade.
In 1862, Maj. David Fergusson of the Union Army commissioned a survey of the little sun-baked adobe town of Tucson.
The streets of the Desert Palms Park subdivision on Tucson's east side are named for people and places in Colombia, where the neighborhood's developer spent much of his early career.
Chuck Pettis, left, and Fred Hambly, descendants of Peter R. Brady, pose with a painting of their forebear, who came to Tucson in 1854 as one of its earliest Anglo settlers.
Brady Avenue, one of Tucson's smallest streets, is named after a big man in Arizona history.
Plumer Avenue, between Campbell Avenue and Tucson Boulevard, is named in honor of a banker who helped Tucson grow and develop.
William Cross Davis was born in Clintonville, Pa., in 1842 and arrived in Tucson by mule team in 1869.
Just north of Tanque Verde Road and west of Pantano Road is a street with one of Tucson's quirkiest names: Super Chicken Drive.
Thomas Gates came to Arizona in 1866 with Billy Brannen, a fellow poker player.
Carlotta Parra Rodriguez was born in 1913 on a ranch homesteaded by her parents near North Campbell Avenue and East River Road.
Estevan Ochoa learned about the freighting business as a child, and used that early knowledge to build a successful career.
Running north and south along the eastern edge of the University of Arizona, Campbell Avenue was named in honor of a judge whose influence reached from a local to a national stage.
Members of the Otero family ranched, built a school, helped develop a hospital and allowed the creation of El Tiradito shrine downtown. It's no wonder that a downtown street bears the family name.
The Arizona Historical Society's holiday festival will honor the past while celebrating the season.
Thomas Hughes Sr. rose through the ranks of the Union Army during the Civil War, and arrived in Arizona in 1868.
Between the Sam Hughes Neighborhood and the former Hughes Aircraft Co., Hughes is a common name in Tucson.
Driving past the east-side home of Richard and Carol Hughes, you might think they were having an antique yard sale.
Frank E. Blacklidge Sr., the namesake of a street in central Tucson between Fort Lowell Road and Glenn Street, was an early contractor who was also a celebrated rancher and cook.
Pennington Street is named for an early family that made its permanent home in what is today Arizona.
Ina Road (which should be pronounced Eena) is named in honor of the woman who homesteaded the area and was the first director of physical education for women at the University of Arizona.
Herbert Drachman was born in 1876 in Tucson to Samuel and Jennie Drachman at a time when the Old Pueblo was still part of the Old West.
Actors will portray some of Arizona's most important pioneers Friday evening as guests tour the Arizona Historical Society.
Anklam Road was named in honor of the man who homesteaded the area that the road runs through.
Samaniego Avenue, located south of the Tucson Convention Center downtown, is named in honor of a naturalized U.S. citizen who became one of the most powerful men in early Tucson.
Augustus C. Brichta was such a strong advocate of education that he worked two months without pay as the area's first school sputtered and then closed.
Ruthrauff Road, which runs east from Interstate 10, is named after a man who is credited with turning Tucson from a sleepy village with dirt streets into a modern city.
Bentley Avenue was named not for the famed automobile, but for a Tucson family whose most prominent member helped improve education and health-care opportunities for the area's poorest residents.
The Wetmore family arrived in Tucson well before statehood and left its mark on local education, entertainment and shopping.
Egleston Memorial Drive and Egelston Drive, both in Oro Valley, are named in honor of landowners who helped preserve some of Tucson's most scenic land.
At a canonization in Rome next month the first American Indian will be declared a saint - and some local Tohono O'odham members hope to be there.
An early Tucson lawman and politician found that it pays to have friends in high places when he ended up with a road in a west-side barrio named after him.
In 1957, the residents of El Encanto Estates asked that Camino Miramonte be renamed.
In 1903, the city of Tucson paid homage to a prominent local businessman, A.V. Grossetta.
The stamps, coins and tribal art of Papua New Guinea will be the subject of an upcoming exhibit in Tucson.