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Seal of the Territory of Arizona [est. 1868]           flag of the State of Arizona           Great Seal of the State of Arizona [est. 1912]           seal of the City of Tucson, Arizona           flag of the City of Tucson, Arizona

Official Government Links & Info
Arizona covers 114,000 square miles {295,250 square kilometers}.
State population: 5,580,000 (U.S. Census 2003 estimate); Phoenix population: 1,321,000 (U.S. Census 2000).
The state was admitted to the Union on 14 February 1912 {the 48th state}.
The popular name is 'Grand Canyon State' 'The Apartheid State'.
The time zone in Arizona is Mountain Time; Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time, while the Navajo Nation does.

official website of the State of Arizona
State of Arizona entry at Wikipedia
Arizona Office of Tourism
browse travel books about Arizona U.S.A. at Amazon

Tucson is county seat of Pima County
entry at Wikipediatravel & business links


City of Tucson, Arizona
Tucson covers 236.50 square miles {612.55 square kilometers} at elevation 2,389 feet (728 meters).
City population: 530,706 (U.S. Census 2016 estimate); Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area population: 980,263 (U.S. Census 2015 estimate).
Tucson was founded as the Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón on 20 August 20 1775.

official website of the City of Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona entry at Wikipedia
Metropolitan Tucson [AZ] C.V.B.
Tucson [AZ] Chamber of Commerce [est. 1989]
Tucson [AZ] Hispanic Chamber of Commerce [est. 1989]
Tucson-Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce
Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce [est. 1992]
CityOf.com directory for Tucson, Arizona
Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance [est. 1998], 140 No. Stone Avenue in Downtown Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Convention Center [built 1971], 260 So. Church Avenue in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Arena [built 1971] at the Tucson [AZ] Convention Center
Tucson Music Hall [built 1971] at the Tucson [AZ] Convention Center
Leo Rich Theatre [built 1971] at the Tucson [AZ] Convention Center

Arizona Congressional District 2 for Tucson & SE Arizona
redistricting changed AZ08 to AZ02; District 8 is vacant, Special Election in June
Gabrielle Dee 'Gabby' Giffords [Dem, 2007-11] was shot in January 2011, resigned 1/2012
Giffords aide Ron Barber for Congress official campaign website

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva [Dem-AZ07, since 2003] for Tucson & SW Arizona

League of Conservation Voters [est. 1969] headquartered in Washington, DC - Arizona Branch is based in Tucson

Book Banning To Be Followed By Book Burning?
          In January of 2012, the fascist Board of Education in Tucson, Arizona banned the entire Xicano & Ethnic Studies curriculum from the school district. To prove their power, they sent goon squads into classrooms and pulled the books out of the hands of students and off of library and classroom shelves, then boxed them up and sent them to a secret location. Particular attention was given to seven books, with the full list adding up to 50 written works that apparently threaten the anti-democracy side – plutocrats, oligarchs, the One Percent – in the escalating real-life Class War here in America.
          Various responses are already occurring, including the Librotraficante movement to purchase the banned books elsewhere and smuggle them back into Arizona.

          This website has coded bare Amazon links for the Seven Major Offenders. A further expansion, with book covers and multiple editions and other details, for these and several other books 'Banned In Tucson' has been coded on Spirit of America Bookstore's America's Ethnic Authors Page.

"Chicano!: The History of The Mexican American Civil Rights Movement" [1996] by F. Arturo Rosales
Arte Publico Press 11x8½ pb [9/97] for $16.04
Arte Publico Press 11½x9¼ hardcover [3/96] out of print/used

"Critical Race Theory: An Introduction" [2001] by Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic
Kindle Edition from N.Y.U. Press [1/2012] for $8.36
N.Y.U. Press 2nd edition 8x5 pb [1/2012] for $19.00
N.Y.U. Press 2nd edition 8x5 hardcover [1/2012] for $55.00

"500 Years of Chicano History" [1990] Edited by Elizabeth S. Martinez
Rutgers Univ Press bilingual edition 11x8¼ pb [2/2008] for $22.35
Southwest Community Resources 10¾x8½ pb [6/90] out of print/used
official book site {aka "500 Ańos del Pueblo Chicano"}

"Message To Iztlan: Selected Writings of Rodolfo 'Corky' Gonzales" [2001]
Kindle Edition from Arte Publico Press [2001 edition] for $9.57
Arte Publico Press 8½x5½ pb [11/2001] for $14.95

"Occupied America: A History of Chicanos" [orig 1972] by Rodolfo Acuńa
Prentice Hall 7th edition 9x7¼ pb [1/2010] for $63.24

"Pedagogy of The Oppressed" [1968] by Paolo Friere
Continuum 9x6¼ pb [9/2000] for $18.30

"Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years" [1992] Edited by Bill Bigelow & Bob Peterson
Rethinking Schools, Ltd 2nd edition 10½x8¼ pb [9/98] for $11.63

. . . plus books by authors Sherman Alexie, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Diaz, Martín Espada, Dagoberto Gilb, and Luis Albert Urrea
– and the stageplay "The Tempest" [1611] by Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616].


Arizona State Museum [est. 1893] in Tucson, Arizona
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum [est. 1952] in Tucson, Arizona
Arizona Historical Society [est. 1864] operates four museums in Tucson, Arizona
Sonoran Institute {HQ} in Tucson, Arizona
Southwest University of Visual Arts [est. 1983] in Tucson, Arizona & Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pima Community College [est. 1966] in Tucson, Arizona

University of Arizona [est. 1885] in Tucson, Arizona
University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona
University of Arizona Presents (live events) at Centennial Hall
Arizona Wildcats ice hockey team [est. 1979, renamed 2011] at U.A. in Tucson, Arizona

symbol for airport  Tucson [AZ] International Airport [est. 1919]
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base [est. 1925] in Tucson, Arizona


Old Town - El Presidio - Downtown Districts of Tucson, Arizona
Fox Theater & Commercial Building [opened 1930, last movies 1974, now movies & live performance]
Main Gate Square shops [est. 1922] in Tucson, Arizona
Old Town Artisans shops, 201 No. Court Avenue in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Presidio Coffee Company [2004-2008]
The Rialto Theatre [built 1920], 318 E. Congress Street in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Museum of Art [est. 1924] in Tucson's El Presidio District
    El Charro Café Presidio [est. 1922], 311 No. Court Avenue in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn [built circa 1886, inn since 1985], 297 No. Main Avenue in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Tucson [AZ] Museum of Art [est. 1924, renamed 1954], 140 No. Main Avenue in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson [AZ] Museum of Art Historic Properties Block
Borderlands Theater/Teatro Fronterizo, 151 So. Granada Avenue in Old Town Tucson, Arizona
historic Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House [circa 1870s], 151 So. Granada Avenue in Old Town Tucson, Arizona is currently home to Borderlands Theater


Southern Pacific Railroad Depot [built 1941, restored 2004], 400 No. Toole Avenue in Downtown Tucson  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Maynards Market & Kitchen [est. 2009], 400 No. Toole Avenue {the S.P. Depot} in Downtown Tucson
Southern Arizona Transportation Museum {at the S.P. Depot} in Downtown Tucson
1900 Southern Pacific RR 2-6-0 locomotive #1673 at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

El Paso and Southwestern Railroad [1888-1961]
Extended north to Tucson in 1912; bought by Southern Pacific in 1924 for $64M; absorbed 1955-61
El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Depot [built 1913], 419 W. Congress Street in Tucson, Arizona  click here for photograph (in a new window)
tenant Carlos Murphy's was replaced by Garcia's Mexican Restaurant; currently empty (2017)

Old Pueblo Trolley [est. 1983] - operation suspended 2012
The Sun Link Streetcar [launched 7/2014] runs along a 3.9-mile route in Downtown Tucson  click here for photograph (in a new window)

Arizona Hobbies railroad books & DVDs [est. 1999] based in Tucson, Arizona
annual Gadsden-Pacific Model Train Show [Nov 2017] at the Tucson [AZ] Expo Center
Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum [est. 1988], 3975 No. Miller Avenue in Tucson, Arizona
Highball Productions / Pentrex railroad videos [est. 2002] in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson [AZ] Garden Railway Society [est. 1994]


Hazelbaker Rush, Architects in Tucson, Arizona
Craig's List for Tucson, Arizona area
Eileen Gavin's EastWest Integrative Massage & Bodywork, 5707 E. Rosewood Street in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson [AZ] Botanical Gardens [est. 1964]
Pima Air & Space Museum [est. 1976] in Tucson, Arizona
Manning House 'Oasis In The Desert' estate [built 1907] in Tucson, Arizona
Solar Path, LLC of Southern Arizona [est. 2009], 8339 No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona
environmental group Center for Biological Diversity [est. 1989] is based in Tucson, Arizona
Old Fort Lowell [est. 1866] - O.F.L.N.A. [est. 1981]
Midtown Mercantile Merchants Antique & Vintage Mall [open 4/2016], 4443 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
The Mountain Oyster Club [est. 1948, moved to 1936 building in 2004] in Tucson, Arizona
Tohono Chul Park - Gardens, Galleries & Bistro [est. 1985], 7366 No. Paseo del Norte in Tucson, Arizona
Global Solar Energy, Inc. - maker of flexible solar panels [est. 1996], 8500 So. Rita Road in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Expo Center [], 3750 E. Irvington Road in Tucson, Arizona
The Tucson Jewish Community Center [built 1989, renovated 2015], 3800 E. River Road in Tucson, Arizona
Arizona Rail Car Repair [est. 1990], 4415 So. Contractors Way in Tucson, Arizona {website gone 2017}
Poisoned Pen Press [est. 1997] of Tucson, Arizona
Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Midtown [moved 4/2017], 3330 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Bookmans Entertainment Exchange East (Monterey Village), 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Northwest, 3733 W. Ina Road in Tucson, Arizona
Old Pueblo Museum on La Cholla Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona { status unclear }
Aaron Brothers Art & Framing at Foothills Mall, 2270 W. Ina Road in Tucson, Arizona
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Eastside, 5130 E Broadway Blvd in Tucson, Arizona
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Foothills Mall, 7325 No. La Cholla Blvd in Tucson, Arizona
GameStop [est. 1984] - 3 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Levi's Outlet at Premium Outlets, 6401 W. Marana Center Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Levi's Outlet at Foothills Mall, 7401 No. La Cholla Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Y.W.C.A. Southern Arizona [est. 1917]

The Tucson Heritage Foundation [est. 1965, active 2016], 3265 N CALLE TORTOSA john charles fremont house march Tucson: Spring Open Studio Tour (Tucsonartsdistrict.org) april Tucson: International Mariachi Conference (Tucsonmariachi.org) Tucson: Pima County Fair (Swfair.com) Tucson: 2006 Arizona International Film Festival (Azmac.org) may Tucson: Tucson Folk Festival (Tkma.org) sept Tucson: Sun Sounds Great Tucson Beer Festival (www.Azbeer.com) oct Tucson: Blues Festival (azblues.org) Tucson: Tucson Bluegrass Festival (desertbluegrass.org) http://www.borderlandstheater.org/about/opportunities/rentals/

food & beverage
Arizona Eats restaurant directory for Tucson area
Tucson Foodie online news & reviews [est. 2008]
The Tucson Originals restaurant community [est. 1999]

Arbuckle Coffee Roasters [est. 1864], 3550 E. Corporate Drive in Tucson, Arizona
Arizona Beer House [est. 2015], 150 So. Kolb Road {at Broadway} in Tucson, Arizona
brew pub Bar Pass & sister biz Cafe Passé Garden & Drinkery at 415-417 No. Fourth Avenue [new owner Fall 2016] {website broken 2017}
serving 21 draft beers, mostly local craft brands  Brooklyn's Beer & Burgers sports bar [est. 2001], 3790 E. Irvington Road in Tucson, Arizona
Cartel Coffee Lab, 210 E. Broadway Blvd. in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Cartel Coffee Lab, 2516 N Campbell Avenue in Tucson, Arizona
Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. [est. ], 228 E. 6th Street. in Tucson, Arizona { website broken 2017 }
Crossroads Coffee Company [est. 2014], 8898 E. Tanque Verde Road in Tucson, Arizona
Diablo Burger Tucson, 312 E. Congress Street in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Dragoon Brewing Co. Tap Room [est. 2011], 1859 W. Grant Road (at Silverbell Road) in Tucson, Arizona
El Charro Café Oro Valley, 7725 No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona
El Charro Café Ventana, 6910 E. Sunrise Drive in Tucson, Arizona
El Corral Restaurant [built 1926], at Trail Dust Town in Tucson, Arizona
Famous Sam’s Sports Grill [chain est. 1963, open 1994] 7129 E. Golf Links Road {at Kolb Road} in Tucson, Arizona
Frankie's South Philly Cheesesteaks [est. 2004], 2574 No. Campbell Avenue
in Tucson, Arizona
The Good Oak Bar [est. 2013], 316 E. Congress Street in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Kingfisher American Bar & Grill [est. 2007], 2564 E. Grant Road in Tucson, Arizona
Marlene's Hungry Fox Restaurant & Country Store [est. 1962], 4637 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Maynards Market & Kitchen [est. 2009], 400 No. Toole Avenue {the S.P. Depot} in Downtown Tucson
Monkey Burger #1, 47 N. Sixth Avenue in Downtown Tucson { closed }
Monkey Burger #2, 5350 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona  
Nimbus American Bistro and Brewery [est. 2001], 6464 E. Tanque Verde Road in Tucson, Arizona
Pinnacle Peak Restaurant & Silver Dollar Saloon [rebuilt 1970], at Trail Dust Town in Tucson, Arizona
Pionic Pizza & Pasta [est. 8/2014], 2643 No. Campbell Avenue in Tucson, Arizona
Pueblo Vida Brewing Co. Taproom [built 1918], 115 E. Broadway Blvd. in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
The R Bar inside The Rialto Theatre [built 1920], 318 E. Congress Street in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
R.A. Sushi, Bar & Restaurant [chain est. 1997], 2905 E. Skyline Drive in Tucson, Arizona
Red Lobster [chain est. 1968], 5315 So. Calle Santa Cruz in Tucson, Arizona
Red Lobster [chain est. 1968]. 5061 No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona
Reilly Craft Beer Garden [est. 2012], 101 E. Pennington Street (at Scott) in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria [est. 2006], 2707 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Saguaro Corners Restaurant [est. 1956], 3750 So. Old Spanish Trail {at Escalante Road} in Tucson, Arizona
Sausage Deli [est. 1978] 754 E. Grant Road in Tucson, Arizona
Sausage Shop Meat Market & Deli, 1015 W. Prince Road in Tucson, Arizona
Sentinel Peak Brewing Company [est. 2014], 4746 E. Grant Road {corner of Swan} in Tucson, Arizona
serving 46 craft beers on tap  1702 Pizza & Beer, 1702 E. Speedway Blvd. {between Cherry & Campbell} in Tucson, Arizona
Stagecoach Grill and Cantina, 5200 So. Palo Verde Road in Tucson, Arizona
Tap & Bottle [est. 2013], 403 No. Sixth Avenue {at Sixth Street} in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Tap & Bottle North [est. 2017], 7254 No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona
Thunder Canyon Brewery Downtown, 220 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Thunder Canyon Brewstillery, 7401 No. La Cholla Blvd. (at Foothills Mall) in Tucson, Arizona
serving wine and 12 craft beers on draft  GOLD STAR: open daily 7am-10pm; breakfast 7:30-11am, lunch & dinner after 11am, happy hour daily 3-6pm  Time Market restaurant, 444 E. University Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona

Applebee's Grill + Bar [chain est. 1980] - 4 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Bruegger's Bagels [chain 1983] 9 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Charley's Grilled Subs & Philly Cheesesteak [chain est. 1986] - 3 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Dairy Queen [chain est. 1940] - many locations in Tucson, Arizona
Famous Sam’s Sports Grill [chain est. 1963] - 7 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Frost Gelato Shoppe [chain] - 3 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Kelly's Cajun Grill - World Famous Bourbon Chicken [chain est. 1991] - 3 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Panda Express [chain est. 1983] - 10 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Pretzel Maker [chain est. 1991] - 3 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Villa Italian Kitchen [chain est. 1964] - 3 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Waffle House [chain est. 1955] - 4 locations in Tucson, Arizona

Casas Adobes Plaza, North Oracle Road at Ina Road in Tucson, Arizona
Bluefin Seafood Bistro [2005-2015], at Casas Adobes Plaza in Tucson, Arizona { closed }
Chipotle Mexican Grill fast casual food [chain est. 1993], 635 W. Ina Road in Tucson, Arizona
Frost Gelato Shoppe [chain], 7131 No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona
Pei Wei Asian Eatery [chain], 633 W. Ina Road in Tucson, Arizona
Sauce Pizza & Wine casual Italian [chain], 7117 No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona
serving 24 beers on tap  Trident Grills [est. 2005] - 3 locations in Tucson, Arizona
Wildflower American Cuisine [est. 1998], 7037 No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona

Foothills Mall [built 1982, new owner 2016], 7401 No. La Cholla Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar [chain est. 1980] at Foothills Mall
Arby’s
Mrs. Fields Bakery Café
Old Pueblo Chocolate Factory
Outback Steakhouse
Panda Express [chain est. 1983]
Pappoule's Opa! fast Greek food [est. 1982, open 2007] at Foothills Mall
Pretzel Maker [chain est. 1991]
Sbarro - New York Style Pizza & More [chain est. 1958] at Foothills Mall
Sushi Garden North
T.C.B.Y. yogurt

Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Charley's Grilled Subs & Philly Cheesesteak [chain est. 1986] at Park Place Mall
Chipotle Mexican Grill fast casual food [chain est. 1993] at Park Place Mall
Dairy Queen [chain est. 1940] at Park Place Mall
Fuzziwig's Candy Factory [chain est. 1997] at Park Place Mall
Jamba Juice Broadway [chain est. 1990] at Park Place Mall
Kelly's Cajun Grill - World Famous Bourbon Chicken [chain est. 1991] at Park Place Mall
O' My Buns - pastries & drinks [chain]
Orange Julius [chain est. 1926]
Panda Express [chain est. 1983]
Pretzel Maker [chain est. 1991]
Red Lobster [chain est. 1968]
Sarku Japan [est. 1987]
Tutti Frutti Yogurt [chain est. 2008]
Villa Italian Kitchen [chain est. 1964]
Wetzel's Pretzels [chain est. 1994]
Yard House sports bar [chain est. 1996]
130 taps of imported, craft, and specialty ales & lagers

arts & entertainment
S.A.A.C.A.: Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance [est. 1997]
Tucson [AZ] Symphony Orchestra [est. 1929]
Arizona Theatre Company [est. 1967] in Tucson, Arizona
The Cactus Drive-In [1951-76] in Tucson reopened as 3-screen De Anza Drive-In [1977-2009], was quickly demolished
Century Park Place 20 movie theaters 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. (in Park Place Mall) in Tucson, Arizona
Fox Theater & Commercial Building [opened 1930, last movies 1974, now movies & live performance]
Spanish-language Ciné Plaza Theater [opened 1930, demolished 1969], 132 W. Congress Street in Downtown Tucson, Arizona  click here for photograph (in a new window)
A.M.C. Loews Foothills 15 Theatres, 7401 No. La Cholla Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona
Arizona Opera [est. 1971] in Tucson & Phoenix, Arizona Tucson Padres
Tucson Padres minor league baseball team ]2011-2013]

Central Tucson [AZ] Gallery Assn.
Bahti Indian Arts Gallery [est. 1949] of Tucson, Arizona & Santa Fe, New Mexico
Canyon Country Originals Gallery - Art of The Southwest [est. 1996]
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun [opened 1965] in Tucson, Arizona
Madaras Gallery, 3035 No. Swan Road in Tucson, Arizona
El Presidio Gallery, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road in Tucson, Arizona

Trail Dust Town {Western village} [est. 1961], 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road in Tucson, Arizona
The C.P. Huntington Railroad [est. 1970s] at Trail Dust Town {24-inch gauge gas-powered 4-2-4T locomotive & coaches}  click here for photograph (in a new window)
Savoy Opera House private banquet facility at Trail Dust Town

filmmaking
Tucson [AZ] Film Office
Tucson [AZ] Film & Music Festival [Oct 2014 = #10]
Canyon Pictures, LLC - Robert A. Walker [est. 2007], 1744 E. Spring Street in Tucson, Arizona

Old Tucson Studios [est. 1939]
1872 Virginia & Truckee RR 4-4-0 locomotive #11 'Reno' at Old Tucson, Arizona
Old Tucson Studios Mescal Ranch facility near Benson, Arizona
Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation at Old Tucson, Arizona

'Hollywood In The Desert' promo video from Old Tucson Studios  
Old Tucson Studios Presents "Hollywood In The Desert Starring Don Collier"
promotional/souvenir video • not listed at IMDb

Old Tucson Studios color VHS [circa 1980] out of prodn/scarce
Old Tucson Studios / Images of America book by Paul J. Lawton  "Old Tucson Studios (Images of America)" [2008]
by Paul J. Lawton

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [5/2008] for $19.99
Images of Old Tucson Filmmaking book by Michael J. Bifulco  "Images of Old Tucson: Western Feature Filmmaking In The Desert" [2011]
An Illustrated Essay by Michael J. Bifulco, with over 220 photographs

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2011] for $2.99
CreateSpace 9¼x7½ pb [2/2011] for $23.22

print & broadcast media
Arizona Daily Star newspaper [est. 1879, now owned by Lee-Gannett chain] in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson [AZ] Citizen newspaper [1993-2014] is maintained as a historical archive
BLACK STAR: Inside Tucson Business website is a resource hog  weekly Inside Tucson [AZ] Business newspaper [est. 1992]
The Daily Territorial newspaper of record [est. 1920], 3280 E. Hemisphere Loop in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine [est. 1988]download free app - read issues for FREE!
free Tucson [AZ] Weekly newspaper [est. 1995]

K.L.P.X. 96.1-FM 'Real Classic Rock' music radio in Tucson, Arizona
K.M.X.Z. 94.9 'Mix FM' soft rock music radio in Tucson, Arizona
K.R.D.X. 98.5-FM 'The Fox' oldies music radio in Tucson, Arizona
K.R.Q. 93.7-FM 'Today's Hit Music' radio at Tucson College, Arizona
K.S.Z.R. 97.5-FM 'Bob FM' greatest hits music radio in Tucson, Arizona
K.W.M.T. 92.9-FM 'The Mountain' radio in Tucson, Arizona

lodging
Adobe Rose Inn B&B [built 1933] in Tucson, Arizona {free wi-fi}
Alta Vista B&B Inn, 11300 E. Broadway in Tucson, Arizona
Arizona Inn [est. 1930], 2200 E. Elm Street in Tucson, Arizona
Azure Gate B&B in Tucson, Arizona
The Big Blue House B&B [built 1899] in Tucson, Arizona
Casa de Angeles B&B in Tucson, Arizona
Casa Luna B&B in Tucson, Arizona
Casa Tierra Adobe B&B Inn in Tucson, Arizona
Copper Bell Bed & Breakfast [built 1910], 25 No. Westmoreland Avenue in Tucson, Arizona
Coyote Crossing B&B in Tucson, Arizona
Crickethead Inn B&B, 9480 W. Picture Rocks Road (bordering on Saguaro National Park West)
Desert Dove B&B in Tucson, Arizona
Desert Trails B&B [est. 1997] in Tucson, Arizona
El Presidio Bed & Breakfast Inn [built circa 1886, inn since 1985], 297 No. Main Avenue in Downtown Tucson, Arizona
Ghost Ranch Lodge Motel on Miracle Mile in Tucson, Arizona [closed]
Hacienda del Desierto B&B in Tucson, Arizona
Hacienda del Rey B&B [est. 1996] in Tucson, Arizona
Hotel Congress [est. 1919] in Tucson, Arizona and the Cup Café [est. 1990]
La Siesta Motel, 1602 No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona
Lazy 8 Motel & Silver Saddle Steakhouse in Tucson, Arizona
J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa [est. 2005], 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. in West Tucson, Arizona
Miraval Resort & Spa [est. 1996], north of Tucson, Arizona
Oasis Motel on No. Oracle Road near Grant in Tucson, Arizona
Quail Inn Motel on No. Oracle Road near Grant in Tucson, Arizona
The Royal Elizabeth Victorian B&B Inn [built 1878, opened 1999] in Tucson, Arizona
Sam Hughes Inn B&B [built 1931] in Tucson, Arizona
Santa Clarita Hotel [est. 1904] in Tucson, Arizona {no longer part of Choice Hotels 2007}
Tanque Verde Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson, Arizona
Tiki Motel on No. Oracle Road in Tucson, Arizona
Vagabond Hotel at 1601 No. Oracle Road became Arizona Plaza, is now Southwest Key Programs of Texas
Westward Look Resort [est. 1912] near Tucson, Arizona

events
Tucson Style events calendar
annual Tucson Winter Toy Train Show [Jan 2017] at the Tucson [AZ] Expo Center
TEDxTucson [Jan 2018 = #8] in Tucson, Arizona
La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros - Tucson [AZ] Rodeo [Feb 2018 = #93]
GOLD STAR: fourth-largest bookfair in the USA  Tucson Festival of Books [March 2018 = #10] on the University of Arizona Campus
Pima County Fair [April 2018 = #108] in Tucson, Arizona
Western Book Expo [July] in Tucson, Arizona
Park Place Arts & Crafts Festival [Oct 2010 = #1]
Tucson [AZ] Film & Music Festival [Oct 2010 = #6]
Tucson [AZ] Culinary Festival [Oct 2010 = #8]
Tucson's Desert Bluegrass Festival [Oct 2012 = #13]
annual Gadsden-Pacific Model Train Show [Nov 2017] at the Tucson [AZ] Expo Center
Y.W.C.A. Southern Arizona Women's Leadership Conference [Nov 2017 = #29]


Places Near Tucson, Arizona

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in East Tucson, Arizona
Saguaro National Park [est. 1994], east & west of Tucson, Arizona
Colossal Cave Mountain Park & La Posta Quemada Ranch Museum in Vail, Arizona
Cocoraque Ranch & Pavilion, west of Tucson, Arizona
Bellota Ranch [est. 1890] on Redington Road, north & east of Tucson, Arizona is closed (2017)
Tanque Verde Guest Ranch Resort [est. 1868], 14301 E. Speedway Blvd. is north & east of Tucson, Arizona

San Xavier del Bac Mission [built 1783-97], on the San Xavier Reservation
San Xavier Reservation of the Tohono O'dham Nation

          

The Border Counties
On Friday 12 August 2005, New Mexico's governor declared an emergency in four counties along the border
with Mexico, releasing funds to combat increased crime in the area. The following Monday,
Arizona governor Janet Napolitano did the same, covering Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz & Yuma counties.
Arizona Office of Homeland Security [est. March 2003]

          

Southern Arizona is on another page
and includes Cochise County, Pima County {Tucson}, Santa Cruz County {Nogales}, and Yuma County
click here


A Few Important People
Gov. Janice Kay 'Jan' Brewer [sworn Jan 2009; GOP] is up for re-election in 2014

U.S. Senator John McCain [since 1986; GOP] is up for re-election in 2016
U.S. Senator Jeff Flake [since 2013; GOP] is up for re-election in 2018
former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl [1994-2012; GOP]

Congressional District 2: Ron Barber [Dem-AZ02, since 2013] for Tucson & SE Arizona
official websitecampaign websiteentry at Wikipedia
Oct 2014 anti-McSally TV campaign ad [0:30] at YouTube

Congressional District 3: Raúl M. Grijalva [Dem-AZ03, since 2003] for Tucson & SW Arizona
official websitecampaign websiteentry at Wikipedia

John Charles Frémont [1813-90] was Governor of Arizona Territory, 1878-81 (and had a home in Tucson)

Gabrielle Dee 'Gabby' Giffords [Dem, 2007-11] was shot in January 2011, resigned 1/2012
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation [est. 2/2012]
"Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope" a joint memoir by Giffords and Kelly, with co-author Jeffrey Zaslow; published 11/2011

Western author Van Holt lives in Tucson, Arizona
browse books

painter David Schwindt of Tucson, Arizona

Leslie Marmon Silko of Tucson, Arizona
deemed by Larry McMurtry to be "the finest prose writer of her generation"

The character Tucson Smith was featured in 44 of the 51 films in the 'Three Mesquiteers' Western B-movie series released between 1936 and 1943

Walker Family of Tucson mystery novel series [1991-2015] by J.A. Jance

author Harold Bell Wright [1872-1944]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Bell_Wright
Harold Bell Wright Estate, 850 No. Barbara Worth Drive in Tucson, Arizona


Reading Material

Tucson, Life & Times of An American City book by C.L. Sonnichsen  "Tucson: The Life and Times of An American City" [1982]
by C.L. Sonnichsen, Maps by Donald H. Bufkin

Univ Oklahoma Press 10x7 pb [10/87] for $22.48
Univ Oklahoma Press 10½x7½ hardcover [11/82] out of print/many used
Tucson, Arizona book from Images of America   "Tucson, Arizona (Images of America)" [2000] by Jane Eppinga
Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [10/2000] for $17.39
Arcadia Publng 9½x6¾ hardcover [10/2000] for $23.77

"Tucson, Arizona (Images of Modern America)" [2015] by Jane Eppinga
Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [8/2015] for $0.00

Historic Photos of Tucson book by Mike Speelman  "Historic Photos of Tucson" [2007]
Text & Captions by Mike Speelman

Turner Books 10¼x10 hardcover [8/2007] for $44.95
Early Tucson, Arizona / Images of America book by Anne Woosley & Arizona Historical Society   "Early Tucson (Images of America)" [2008]
by Anne I. Woosley & The Arizona Historical Society

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [11/2008] for $16.49
Urban Renewal in a Southwest City book by Lydia R. Otero  "La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal In A Southwest City" [2010]
by Lydia R. Otero

Kindle Edition from Univ Arizona Press [10/2016] for $14.55
Univ Arizona Press 9x6 pb [11/2010] for $26.93
Univ Arizona Press 9x6 pb [11/2010] out of print/many used
Tucson, History of The Old Pueblo book by David Devine  "Tucson: A History of The Old Pueblo From The 1854 Gadsden Purchase" [2015]
by David Devine

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [6/2015] for $9.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [6/2015] for $39.95
100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die book by Clark Norton   "100 Things To Do In Tucson Before You Die" [2017]
by Clark Norton

Kindle Edition from Reedy Press [8/2017] for $9.99
Reedy Press 8½x5½ pb [8/2017] for $15.98

Other Media About Tucson, Arizona

"A Tale of Old Tucson" silent Western short [Edison/General Film Aug 1914] /tt1258800/

"Tucson Jennie's Heart" silent Western short [Vitagraph Company of America 1918] /tt1337409/

"The Wildcat of Tucson" Western [Dec 1940] /tt0034395/
Directed by Lambert Hillyer, starring Bill Elliott

"Tucson Raiders" Western feature [Republic Pictures May 1944]
'Tucson Raiders' Western movie starring Bill Elliott  Painted valley has come under the rule of Governor York, standing in the way of The Duchess; she sends for her nephew Red Ryder who is framed for murder when he arrives . . . • Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet; written by Joseph O'Donnell & Anthony Coldeway, based on the comic strip by Fred Harman; stunts by Yakima Canutt {Second Unit Director}; starring Bill Elliott {first movie as Red Ryder}, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Robert Blake {as Little Beaver}, Alice Fleming, Ruth Lee, Peggy Stewart, LeRoy Mason, Stanley Andrews, John Whitney, Bud Geary, Karl Hackett, Tom Steele, Marshall Reed, Tom Chatterton, Ed Cassidy
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Tucson" college rodeo drama [Fox April 1949]
'Tucson' college rodeo drama starring Jimmy Lydon  An indifferent university student comes near failing his classes because he is preoccupied in training his horse for the upcoming intercollegiate rodeo . . . • Directed by William F. Claxton; written by Arnold Belgard; starring Jimmy Lydon, Penny Edwards, Deanna Wayne, Charles Russell, Joe Sawyer, Walter Sande, Lyn Wilde, Marcia Mae Jones, John Ridgely, Grandon Rhodes, Gil Stratton, Harry Lauter, and The Cass County Boys band (Bert Dodson, Fred S. Martin & Jerry Scoggins); released in 1953 for TV
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"Rider From Tucson" Western [June 1950] /tt0042891/
Directed by Lesley Selander, starring Tim Holt

"Stage To Tucson" Western [Dec 1950] /tt0042995/

"Gunsmoke In Tucson" Western [Dec 1958] /tt0051691/

"Per un Dollaro a Tucson si Muore" comedy Western [Italy 1964, USA TV 1975]
USA title: "Die for a Dollar in Tucson"; filmed in Yugoslavia

"Tucson" docudrama (2014) /tt3761438/

"Tucson: Trailer Park Living For America's Poor" [BBC News 2015] by reporter Anna Bressanin
watch segment [1/2015 upload; 5:31] online at YouTube


Image Gallery

Tapeats Creek in the Grand Canyon, Arizona         


Railroads Around Tucson, Arizona
listing of surviving steam locomotives in Arizona
'list of Arizona railroads' page at Wikipedia
U.P. Railroad Shortline Railroad Profiles for Arizona

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum {at the S.P. Depot} in Downtown Tucson
The Sun Link Streetcar [launched 7/2014] runs along a 3.9-mile route in Downtown Tucson
1872 Virginia & Truckee RR 4-4-0 steam locomotive #11 'Reno' at Old Tucson, Arizona
ALCO 1900 Southern Pacific RR 2-6-0 Mogul steam locomotive #1673 at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
The C.P. Huntington Railroad [est. 1970s] at Trail Dust Town [est. 1961] {24-inch gauge gas-powered 4-2-4T locomotive & coaches}  click here for photograph (in a new window)

Old Pueblo Trolley [est. 1983] on suspension since 2012 due to the Sun Link Streetcar
Old Pueblo Trolley [est. 1983] of Tucson - operation suspended 2012

                  

43-mile Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad [1915-85]
TC&GB RR map & history at Abandoned Rails website
1950s color video [15:09] of caboose & diesel cab ride on the TC&GB
1922 Edwards TC&GB Motor Car #401 is fully restored and in use at Nevada State Railroad Museum   click here for recent photograph (in a new window)
(long on display at Los Angeles Travel Town; refurbished & leased to Virginia & Truckee RR for operation in 1976 as
#50 'Washoe Zephyr'; on display at Jamestown, CA; sold to N.S.R.M. in 1985)
1944 shop-built TC&GB woodside caboose #1 is at Arizona Railway Museum  click here for recent caboose photograph (in a new window)



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