Take a Peek at What Tucson Used to Look Like

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With the "Images of America" series, Arcadia Publishing does a great job giving readers a pictorial look back in time to celebrate the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities in the United States.

For the series on Pima County, photographic archives were pulled from the Arizona Historical Society. Jill McCleary of AHS, and Linda Mayro and Simon Herbert of Pima County each worked on the book. (128 pages, $21.99)

The photos below are used with permission from Images of America: Pima County by Pima County and the Arizona Historical Society. Available at www.arcadiapublishing.com, or by calling (888) 313-2665.

Clara Fish Roberts, the University of Arizonas first student, captured this photograph of the university  in 1898.
  • AHS PC111 95616
  • Clara Fish Roberts, the University of Arizona's first student, captured this photograph of the UA in 1898.

The Rialto Theatre in 1928.
  • AHS B39189
  • The Rialto Theatre in 1928.

A view from A Mountain, taken around 1950.
  • AHS 56423
  • A view from "A" Mountain, taken around 1950.

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