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Tucson in 100 Objects — miner's drill

Tucson in 100 Objects — miner's drill

Arizona's underground miners wielded tools heavier than Paul Bunyan's ax.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Old Main

Tucson in 100 Objects — Old Main

The oldest building on the UA campus is new again.

July 08, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Bear Down

Tucson in 100 Objects — Bear Down

Proclaim it from the roof top: Bear Down

July 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — El Tour bicycle

Tucson in 100 Objects — El Tour bicycle

Tucson and Pima County are "bike-friendly" places

July 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Lucky Wishbone sign

Tucson in 100 Objects — Lucky Wishbone sign

The retro sign at "the Bone" fits its business model

July 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — "A" Mountain

Tucson in 100 Objects — "A" Mountain

It's where sentinels from the Spanish presidio kept watch for Apache raids.

July 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — monsoon

Tucson in 100 Objects — monsoon

When it arrives, you'll feel it.

July 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Finger Rock

Tucson in 100 Objects — Finger Rock

Yes, we believe that is an index finger raised in our direction

July 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — golf cart crossing sign

Tucson in 100 Objects — golf cart crossing sign

The allure of living on the links is dimming.

July 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — orange grove

Tucson in 100 Objects — orange grove

Why do you think they call it Orange Grove Road?

June 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — windshield sun shades

Tucson in 100 Objects — windshield sun shades

Shade — it's a life-saver in the land of hot asphalt parking lots

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — 'Loathsome' Speedway

Tucson in 100 Objects — 'Loathsome' Speedway

Speedway was never ugly, simply loathsome

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Tucson in 100 Objects — gems

Tucson in 100 Objects — gems

You might not find a hotel room in February in Tucson, but you can find a gem of a deal.

June 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — copper dress

Tucson in 100 Objects — copper dress

Cele Peterson was always on the cutting edge.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — snowbird

Tucson in 100 Objects — snowbird

The winter visitor flocks around golf courses and RV parks.

June 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — sandals

Tucson in 100 Objects — sandals

We wear sandals here — got a problem with that?

June 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Indian slot machine

Tucson in 100 Objects — Indian slot machine

Gambling is illegal in Tucson but available nearby

June 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — marijuana

Tucson in 100 Objects — marijuana

Tucson was once home to the $10 lid — not that we're proud of that

June 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Hiking boots

Tucson in 100 Objects — Hiking boots

Our trail-crossed mountains are beckoning.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — murals

Tucson in 100 Objects — murals

The Chicano movement brought colorful murals to the walls of Tucson's buildings

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Fort Lowell shootout pin

Tucson in 100 Objects — Fort Lowell shootout pin

Futbol — it's not just a bar game in Tucson

June 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Border Patrol patch

Tucson in 100 Objects — Border Patrol patch

Guarding the border has become one of the area's biggest job sectors

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — migrants' belongings

Tucson in 100 Objects — migrants' belongings

Discards in the desert tell a sad tale

June 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — green card

Tucson in 100 Objects — green card

Holders of "green cards" outnumber "unauthorized" residents in the United States.

June 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — flags

Tucson in 100 Objects — flags

Happy Flag Day: Five flags have flown over Tucson

June 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — javelina

Tucson in 100 Objects — javelina

The javelina is not a pig and, believe me, it doesn't taste anything like pork

June 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — tepary bean

Tucson in 100 Objects — tepary bean

These beans are truly magic

June 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — cowboy boots

Tucson in 100 Objects — cowboy boots

Here's a story for all you drug-store cowboys

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Tucson in 100 Objects — DeGrazia's children

Tucson in 100 Objects — DeGrazia's children

Ted DeGrazia, painted, sculpted, wrote, played trumpet, designed buildings and built them

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Bean Trees

Tucson in 100 Objects — Bean Trees

Tucson's literary scene has been as varied as its Sonoran Desert setting.

June 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — 'Chicken Every Sunday'

Tucson in 100 Objects — 'Chicken Every Sunday'

Rosemary Drachman Taylor wrote about her family because she knew they wouldn't sue

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — 'Canciones de mi Padre'

Tucson in 100 Objects — 'Canciones de mi Padre'

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects. The daily series began April 20. Follow along at: azstarnet.com/100objects

June 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Joesler drawing

Tucson in 100 Objects — Joesler drawing

There is no Joesler style — he mastered them all

June 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — UA diploma

Tucson in 100 Objects — UA diploma

If your diploma is from ASU, keep it to yourself

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Raytheon missile

Tucson in 100 Objects — Raytheon missile

Tucson is a major provider of wartime "shock and awe"

June 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Lindbergh nut cup

Tucson in 100 Objects — Lindbergh nut cup

Some precious historical artifacts had very simple uses

June 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Arizona Inn

Tucson in 100 Objects — Arizona Inn

The Arizona Inn was built to supply a market of Isabella Greenway's furniture factory.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Fox Theatre

Tucson in 100 Objects — Fox Theatre

The restored Fox Theatre is once again the grandest movie house in town.

June 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects —Sabino Canyon's stone bridges

Tucson in 100 Objects —Sabino Canyon's stone bridges

They should write a novel called "The Bridges of Sabino Canyon."

May 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Geronimo's rifle

Tucson in 100 Objects — Geronimo's rifle

When Geronimo surrendered, Tucson breathed a big sigh of relief

May 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
‘Visionary’ Trevor Weekes, pioneer of gamma-ray detection, dies at 74

‘Visionary’ Trevor Weekes, pioneer of gamma-ray detection, dies at 74

Weekes dedicated nearly 50 years to the search for sources of high-energy particles in the cosmos.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — adobe walls of Fort Lowell

Tucson in 100 Objects — adobe walls of Fort Lowell

Having the cavalry nearby at Fort Lowell brought a sense of safety for Tucsonans moving beyond the walls of the presidio.

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Tucson in 100 Objects — O'odham calendar stick

Tucson in 100 Objects — O'odham calendar stick

Calendar sticks tell a community and regional history

May 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — prickly pear

Tucson in 100 Objects — prickly pear

The prickly pear is a source of sustenance, not to mention martinis

May 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — Santos

Tucson in 100 Objects — Santos

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects. The daily series began April 20. Follow along at: azstarnet.com/100objects

May 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson in 100 Objects — the 'boneyard'

Tucson in 100 Objects — the 'boneyard'

Its real name is a mouthful, but we all know it simply as "the boneyard"

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Tucson in 100 Objects — the menu at Mi Nidito

Tucson in 100 Objects — the menu at Mi Nidito

You can eat like the president at one South Tucson restaurant, but you really shouldn't

May 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects: Nolen’s ‘mouse car’ was a truly singular idea

Tucson in 100 Objects: Nolen’s ‘mouse car’ was a truly singular idea

We really, truly, sincerely love those little yellow mouse cars

May 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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