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More Tucson Pictures by tucsonmike on 9 January 2006 2:26am
I went to the home show today. More will go up later

The first three are of the Historic Fourth Avenue Streetcar.

The Motorman

Back end of Interior

Turning a Corner

"A" Mountain. This is the central point in the city. The official name of the Mountain is Sentinel Peak. In 1915, U of A Students, originally as a prank put up the "A". They paint it different colors. It will be green for St. Patricks Day.

If I get ambitious, I'll hike to the top Thursday and take pictures.
Re: More Tucson Pictures by renee16 on 9 January 2006 3:30pm
you are a sad strange little man
Re: More Tucson Pictures by risible-phyll on 9 January 2006 4:04pm
Mike it's a TRAM car my dear??? won't you get into trouble climbing to the top of one???
Re: More Tucson Pictures by tucsonmike on 10 January 2006 1:15am
Not just would I get in trouble Phyllis. It would be just a touch on the dangerous side. No I wouldn't want to live that one down. And it was the mountain I was going to hike up, not the tram. So Silly Phyllis.

I may be different, Renee, but I have fun.
Re: More Tucson Pictures by purple on 10 January 2006 2:09am
Nice pics! From what I can see, it looks like a lovely district.
Though, erm... the second pics doesn't come up. *runs away*
Re: More Tucson Pictures by tucsonmike on 10 January 2006 5:54am
It is Purple. The funny part is that neighborhood is really a combination of several neighborhoods.
The University was founded in 1885. When it was founded, it was put there, because back then you were out in the desert. A lobbyist was sent to Prescott (then Arizona's Capital) to bring something back. When he brought back the University, he was nearly lynched. People in Tucson wanted the insane asylum, figuring it would provide more jobs. The land was owned by George Hand, a major Tucson saloonkeeper at the time, and he donated it, because it was considered worthless. The first graduating class had three students (two of them women, so progressive for the time). University High School (the citys best high school) was originally the prepartory school for the university.
Some of those nice houses Purple were originally meant as working class houses for workers on the Southern Pacific Railroad. That part of Fourth Avenue was named Pie Allen after a local wealthy baker, who carved the land up into the lots you see today.
I would love to live down there, but affording it? And the derelicts, one yesterday was walking the street, trying to hawk his transistor radio for food.

Maybe I'll take pictures at the Mission on Thursday as well and show everyone. Including one of a jewelry maker who is also a local actor. (Well, he is a Navajo, a little off his turf here).
Re: More Tucson Pictures by Sophie-Louise on 10 January 2006 2:47pm
great pics! keep em coming!

i like 'different' people, you have character mike! keep up the good work!

this comes back to the point that we should be able to post out own pics somewhere... HINT HINT COUGH COUH ;)

soph x
Re: More Tucson Pictures by peripatetically on 10 January 2006 2:58pm
Has anyone else besides me emailed the Webmaster about making a section for our pictures?
Re: More Tucson Pictures by risible-phyll on 10 January 2006 8:35pm
Mike I LOVED the jewelry in Arizona,,,,,,,

I brought back quite a large wall sculptute, it comprises of leaves and Kingfishers.... can't believe i got it through customs as HAND LUAGAGE !!!!!! as the leaves are like little spears, made by local craftsmen, imagine metalic spears in my hand stuff and you can't take a small nail file!!!!!!! I had it wrapped in papers and a Coca cola plastic bag..... lol but there were a couple of takes at the X ray machine and nothing said!!!
it looks so good on my wall!!!!!!
ain't I a chancer???????? amazing what you can get away with wearing the DUMB tourist look.....
I got this whilst driving through the desert en route to Vegas and I can't remember the name of the area ahhhhhhh my memory these days!!!!! the shop was filled with jewlery and all sorts , very nice!!!!!!!
Re: More Tucson Pictures by tucsonmike on 10 January 2006 11:19pm
I emailed the webmaster Patty. Yes, the jewelry in this state is terrific. You can get all sorts of jewelry all over.

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