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Old 10-09-2012, 01:17 PM
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:09 AM
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does anyone remember a night club in the 60's or 70's that was owned by a tap dancer named Taps Harris it was named after a rare type of animal i think a cat of some kind? anyway any information would be helpful as i am doing some research and need a little help.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:21 PM
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Yep, better to be stuck in Stucson than most other parts, like being in Crazy Horse's village, it aint that bad! Sme thing with Nogie south of the border, it aint that bad as long as you don't fear getting scalped, shoot you can get stabbed at Ventana Canyon just as easy as south tucson if that happened to happen;

Now I used to go to Rndloph south course and dig out hole 18's putting cup, stick the flag up, and continue fishing for channel cat and fat bullheads in any of those ponds;

Didn't do that too often though, not really a vandal, but some guys and Johnnies used to part in back in the old school times, there was a club house back in the alley two houses over, and they would play "my baby does the hanky panky" then you could shoot off rockets and shotguns and no one complained or anything really, or whatever and 22nd was two lanes;

South Tucson's a nice place, good food as well, your not eating cadaver meat like up at Taco Bell or other globalist eateries people don't know what the heck is REALLY in the food; It's one of the last real places left in Tucson, tucson is bought and sold by Walmart type tapeworm operations all over Tucson; Even the Italian and Mexican restarants, bars and book stores are all formula mega-corporate fakes;

Atleast the closer you get to Mexico, it is many years before they will have totally sold their souls to the bankers like America has; Globalists don't go to south tucson yet, and it took tham a long time to finally corrupt tucson beyond repair in my opinion;

Baja is probably about the least adulterated piece of North America one can find as far as corporate banker disease;

South Tucson is next on the list, still a good town and you can shoot guns off on the fourth as long as you aim towards the santa cruz; Not many places can boast of that kind of neighborly down-to-earth atmosphere anymore;
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:18 PM
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I worked at Loco Records in 1981-1982. Who was the owner? Where exactly was it located? I was only in Tucson for a year and have missed it ever since! My husband and I will be back next fall and I want to be able to show him where Loco Records was.

Alexis Arguello was a customer at Loco. When people would bring their records back after leaving them in their cars in the heat our boss would play the John Hartford song, "Don't leave your records in the sun." Great times. Went to the Rolling Stones "Start Me Up" concert in LA while living in Tucson.

Thanks for starting this thread.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:13 PM
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I just happened across this forum tonight. Sure brings back a lot of memories from many moons ago. I got here in 66 in the Air Force. I remember a lot of the places mentioned already. My wife worked at Johnnies on Speedway/Tucson Blvd. Still remember racing up/down Speedway back then. Some of the places I remember on Speedway was the The Embers and The Cedars along with all the others mentioned already. I remember the F4 crash into the market, because I was in the Command Post bar on Craycroft having a beer at the time. I also remember the A7 crash by the UofA because I was in the Air National Guard at the time. The pilot was going to put it in the playground until he saw all the kids out there, then aimed it for the street before ejecting. Unfortunately 2 young lives were lost that day. The Rocket Club on Craycroft and Sams on 29th were a couple of other hangouts, along with Alfies. Lotta memories from back then, wish I could remember them all. Did a lot of racing at Tucson Dragway back then and always loved the Fuel Altereds.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:38 PM
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Just stumbled across this tonight. Was born at TMC in '68. Lived in Tucson from '68-'75, then Phoenix until '79. Back to Tucson until '90. Haven't been back since. Dying to remember the name of the soda shop on, I think it was East Broadway: was kind of a 'generic' soda place. They only sold "their" brand and you could buy bottles by the case. They'd fine you if you didn't return your empties. Anyone remember what that place was called?
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:40 AM
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Hi yall, I just stumbled across this thread as I was reminiscing about my youth.
I graduated from CDO in 72 but was there from 1960 to 80. I havent been back since, stuck in the snow near the frrrozen tundra of Lambeau.
I remember so much, jumping, diving and in a couple splash diving "7 falls in Sabino Canyon" Leeches at the top fall. drinking alot of sangria at the end of the day.
Taking my honda supersport up to Mount Lemmon, and looking over the city and the DUCK stone.
I lived two blocks from the FOOD GIANT that got wiped out by the F4C and wiped out the Tipton residence behind the store. I remember it killed 4 people in the store. I used to go the the slot car racing store right to the south of the FOOD GIANT.
My mom, divorced since I was two, moved seven times from 1st grade to 10th grade.
I love the country club sign posted five pages back.
I remember a freind of mine lived in a apartment complex behind the Outdoor theatre on speedway(Dont think it was broadway) it was near craycroft I wanna say.
on the south side of the road, with the screen facing south. We used to wait till dusk and sneak over the fence and turn on a couple of the car speakers on their mounts and watch a bunch of movies.
Saw Star Wars when it first came out, at the Eldorado theatre out east broadway i believe but its been 33 years since I lived there. It was so Coool, me and my brother had to go back the next night and see it again.
I used to manage for Weldon Rodgers, OLD PUEBLO BILLIARDS on speedway and alvernon? on the northwest corner. BIG front windows, Shot a lot of pool and foosball, I remember the big snooker/ golf tables 6x12 and all the fun and excitement/romance? around the place. I remember the Iranians (Not that there is anything wrong with that) sending their sons to school at the U of A and all of them driving brand new Pontiac Firebirds and having six of them parked out front of the pool hall, and later a bunch of Cowboys...read: locals of unknown origin, smash all their windows, during the Iran Hostage crisis.
I remember the first time the UA basketball team joined the pac8 conference and played and beat the badass UCLA team with Kermit Washington(I think he was the one that punched in Rudy Tomjonavichs face after he turned PRO) I never since experienced such pandemonium, was louder than most rock concerts from the front row. Fast Freddy Snowden coach, I believe, before the Legendary Lute Olson.
I still lose my Big Dance BB pools cause I always go with the OOH of AAAAH, and Wisconsin.

If you cant tell, I really miss the OLD PUEBLO

I have lived all over town, and used to know every little street, but Im sure now its a zoo.
I remember hitchhiking when it was OK to do it.

I lived in 6 star General CHAPPY James house. MY mom worked at the officers club at DMAFB and when he was stationed elsewhere he rented his house out on Holmes street near Sahuaro HS.
I also seen a bunch of concerts in the mid to late 70's at TCC. Van Halen twice, Styx, Jethro Tull 72 right after TAAB came out, back when the still shot laser beams of the floated faceted mirror ball, and a bunch of other bands as well.
For that person remembering the arts and craft stores. That was right off campus on the west side streets. There was a real popular bar in the same area where I would feast on Molson Ice, and Coors when I was broke.
I delivered Cola Cola by the semi load three times a day, also worked delivering hardware supplies and (flowers as well, with a volkswagen rabbit five speed, great fun in the northern foothills).
Wont bore you any longer, but if you have any questions, or want to reminisce about different places, back then I might be able to take you along for a mental journey.
Peace ANDY
PS: used2BfromAZ: This is a shot in the dark, but could that soda bottler be Double Bubble?

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:49 AM
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I used to drive down to Tucson from Phoenix in the early 50's for state athletic events. The first trip I didn't know where I was because there were no street signs. It finally dawned on me the names of the streets were painted on the curbs, but many were so worn I couldn't read them.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:30 AM
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The first concert I remember was the Yard Birds that was held in an empty Carpet Giant somewhere on Speedway. That must've been in 65 or 66. But then the Monterey Bowl started having some really great bands. I remember seeing The Animals, The Turtles, Music Machine and the Lovin Spoonful there. And the strangest of all was Frank Zappa with the Mothers of Invention ... and they played at the Sunset Rollerama, of all places.
Amazing memories, the gaints carpet was there on rosemont and speedway, sounds like we were all doing the samethings in those days! I have been here sense 1961, puts a smile on my face to read all these child hood memories! I bet I know some of you, I was in the same place at the same time!
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:32 AM
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I remember the Ramblers and all of them because I'm one of the Ramblers still here in Tucson.....I am Frank Catalano(drummer) Gilbert Guerra(guitar) David Foust Saxophone, Raul Castro (saxophone, (Eddie Cocio) deseased now.(rythme guitar), and Frankie Vargas (bass) I also played with The Relatives, Los Caballeros, Los Alegantes on special occassions. Yes great memories at Jo Jo;s on 22nd street. The Hop Toad, The Blue Note, Bob's ballroom, The Casino Ballroom, The Key club, The Highland Club, The Monte Vista on speedway The Dunes and many others. Thanks for your time everyone. I am still playing. Contact me at [EMAIL="Anklewings@aol.com"]Anklewings@aol.com[/EMAIL].
The youngs owned the skate rink, he was my best friend. His name was Ricky, family story was very sad.
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