St. Mary's Hospital in the 1880s.
The 1887 earthquake that rattled Tucson nearly demolished the little Sonoran town of Bavispe. 42 people died and buildings with walls as thick as two feet tumbled down in this town near the epicenter.
Morgan Earp, 1881. Killed March 18, 1882.
Larcena Pennington Page Scott, who survived an Apache kidnapping and stabbing, crawling through the desert for two weeks before she found help.
Roy Drachman, right, works with an unidentified model, wearing a cactus bikini while an unidentified assistant also helps. Circa 1940s.
The Star nobody saw. Everybody wondered where William Holden,
star of "Arizona" production, was hiding during the Premiere
Parade. Bill played smart, broke out his camera gear, got a badge
and a seat in the car reserved for visiting photographers (he's in
the white coat) and snapped happily …
A patriotic parade José Rodriguez photographed April 1, 1917,
looking north on Sixth Avenue. The Hotel Willard, now a law office,
is at right.
Sheriff James McDonald and Eva Dugan
Barney Oldfield CQ BARNEY OLDFIELD was a major racing star in the early 1900s. He won a race in Tucson in 1915. Horse and auto racing were introduced to the fair in 1915.
A variety of products are on display at this stand marked as First Pima County Fair 1912. Image #44618
Harness racing at the Seinfeld track. Horse and auto racing were introduced to the fair in 1915. #B93467
Canadian-born James Douglas got into mining when he was called to help — unsuccessfully — save his father’s mine from financial ruin.
He learned, though, and with a partner developed the first commercial electrolytic copper refining process. His expertise earned him a job as consultant to Ph…
Tucson’s earliest free public school was short-lived. Then, in 1873, Arizona Citizen Editor John Wasson took up the cause and heeded advice that two women teachers could be hired for the price of one man.
Wasson met Miss Wakefield on a train and arranged for her to come to Tucson along with …
His name alone stirred passion throughout this region in the late 1800s: Geronimo.
Many Apaches viewed him, then and since, as a symbol of resistance to the wave of settlers and soldiers sweeping their homeland.
Anglos here and Mexicans in Sonora saw him as the icon of Indian savagery.
It was the desert climate and a budding law career that lured Louis, a sickly Civil War veteran, to Tucson in 1871.
For the rest of the century, Louis, Sam Hughes’ younger brother, had his hand in almost all things Tucson.
He founded the Arizona Daily Star, sat on the university Board of Reg…
The Riordans ran a lumber mill, opened the town’s first electric company and built Lake Mary reservoir. They were movers and shakers in the construction of schools, churches, a library and other civic ventures.
Their mansions, connected by a “cabin,” were built in 1904 and designed by archit…