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Old 01-31-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista
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Some more early memories from the 50s and 60s

Doolen Middle School when it was called Catalina Junior High. When they built Catalina High School they changed it to Doolen.

J C Penney's department store at the Southwest corner of 6th and Congress. It's now the Chicago Store. Dave Bloom and Sons was across the street.

Cele Peterson's store on Pennington Street.

Marshall KGUN.

Louie's Lower Level in the old Student Union at UofA

When they made the movie (A Kiss Before Dying) with Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter and Joanne Woodward and the infamous scene on top of the (then) Valley National Bank downtown.

Blakely's gas stations where they gave away cactus drinking glasses with fill ups.

The Red Barn pet shop at Columbus and Speedway.

Midway Lumber Company across the street from the pet shop.

Korby's department store, east of El Rancho Market on Speedway (They actually gave credit cards to us teenagers to try to increase sales)

Ted Walker Mobile Home Sales on South 6th Ave,

Filming of the Petrocelli television show.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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I originally started looking for these forums or just any information by Googling: If you like chimichangas, I mean if you really like chimichangas.....

Staying on the subject of commercials, does anyone remember the Round-Up? I tried to find it and I am pretty sure it has been replaced by a motel with the same name.

I also remember Michael Goodrich on the NBC affiliate. He got me interested in meteorology.

I have not lived in Tucson for a long time and see that both Bumsteer and Wildcat House are now closed. My time in the Old Pueblo started from the time the Tucson Mall was new and prior to the expansion that reaches Stone and when the El Con Mall was still active. If anyone cares to watch the movie Major League, there are scenes from Hi Corbett Field when the Indians trained before the ballpark was renovated. What memories that brought back.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista
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I found a Roundup motel on Benson Highway by googling. Looks like it's still there, if that's the one you're talking about.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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I found a Roundup motel on Benson Highway by googling. Looks like it's still there, if that's the one you're talking about.
It must the same one. I am wondering whatever happened to the bar/restaurant. It seemed like the chimichanga commercial and Round-up were in every advertising sequence.

The Round-up was owned by a western looking man who wore a cowboy hat, had a long beard and appeared in his own commercials. We used to go there. Does anyone remember the place/why ownership may or may not have converted into a motel?

Now that you got me thinking about it, I also remember the McDonald's on Oracle across from the Tucson Mall. They used to have several different themed areas that included an area that was designed like a mine. I know the building was destroyed and replaced by a more modern looking McDonald's thanks to Google Street View.

As far as the Indians training in the Old Pueblo, I don't think any team would have that set-up where the players would walk right past you or place batting cages that fans could stand right outside of.

I better stop there, I could go on and on.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista
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I could be wrong on this but...Seems to me that awhile back the Sons of the Pioneers used to perform there. If I'm remembering correctly, they stopped performing in Tucson in the 70s or 80s and that spelled the end for the restaurant?

I also remember Dean Armstrong performing nightly at Lil Abner's Steakhouse on North Silverbell Road, back when that place was WAY out in the boonies. Now there's subdivisions and hundreds of homes right across the street.

As far as you going on and on, please do. It brings back fond memories for me.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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"Bill Ellis Datsun....2001...North Stone Avenue...Tucson"

I swear that freakin' radio jingle has stuck with me since I was a young Airman stationed at DM in the late 1970's. It's almost eerie
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista
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Yes, bought my second Datsun pickup from Bill Ellis dealership.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:32 AM
 
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Hello everyone! Anyone remember all the nightclubs in Tucson in the 1960's? I played with The Ramblers then. We were the first rock band in Tucson then came The Del Mars, The Lewallen Brothers, The Stone ponys with Linda Ronstad, The Fiestas. This was in 1958 when I graduated from Tucson High School and there was 4 sessions with 4 high schools attending and we were let out at 12 noon. I played with the THS marching 100 school band with Paul Grimes directing it then Charles Steel . The car clubs started to form also like The Gaylords, The Cardigans, and many more followed. We played (The Ramblers) at shopping centers on top of flatbed trucks, South Gate Shopping Center on 6th ave, The Sunset Rollerama, Skate Country, Jo Jo's with Willie Ayup, Gus and Andys on Miracle Mile, The Blue Note on Speeday and Country Club, Bob's Ballroom, The Casino Ballroom where some of the traveling big bands played like Perez Prado, Duke Ellington, and Mickey Greco at the Hilton inn, Los Alegantes at Gus and Andys And Alfredos on South 12 ave with the Bob Dennis Quartet. I remember The Latinos at the The blue Note with Milton Cordova. The Jimmy Vindiola Trio at Sahara, Gus and Andys,The Hop Taod, and many more clubs. And Wongs Restaurant on 22nd St. those i remember.
I remember Jo Jo's on 22nd street Chico Vance an Italian entertainer had a band there in in 1963, I dated him. I was a cocktail waitress at The La Jolla on So. 6th. Also remember the Mustang on 22nd, and a couple small bars outside the gate at Davis Monthan AFB. (can't remember the names though). It was a great place to be in "63".
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:21 PM
 
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I could be wrong on this but...Seems to me that awhile back the Sons of the Pioneers used to perform there. If I'm remembering correctly, they stopped performing in Tucson in the 70s or 80s and that spelled the end for the restaurant?

I also remember Dean Armstrong performing nightly at Lil Abner's Steakhouse on North Silverbell Road, back when that place was WAY out in the boonies. Now there's subdivisions and hundreds of homes right across the street.

As far as you going on and on, please do. It brings back fond memories for me.
The previous one came out bad because I am copying and pasting.

I know that Round Up was there as late as 1990. As to why it went out of business and exactly when are things I cannot comment on. It seems somebody would know because they did a lot of advertising and it was afairly big place. Maybe not so much of a teen/early 20s hangout so the people reminiscing about their youth just didn’t go there. I only went there with my family. The OP is a native Tucsonan, so maybe he knows………

Let’s see Lil’ Abner’s, a couple of people have mentioned that. I too went there when it was considered out in the boonies and also see that it is now in the middle of suburbia thanks once again to Google Street View.

I’ll bring up an obvious one, the warm weather. How many people remember going around in shorts and short sleeve shirts on the days we heard reports from our relativesthey got a ridiculous amount of snow? It’s how many degrees below zero in _______? I am out here getting a tan! That is not exclusive to Tucson of course.

Is the Plaza Pub still in downtown? They always had such a friendly staff. It kind of had the feel of a downtown place in a major city.

The Sports Page on Country Club and Pima was a fun place for a sports collector like myself. Mike, theowner, was a great guy. I always remembered that very uniquely designed church that was just north of Pima on Country Club.

What about the days we could wake up to see snow on the Catalina and Rincon mountains? On occasion, there would be a dusting on the Tucson mountain ranges to the west.

Carl’s Jr on Oracle was a hangout for us teenagers, which was a neat place because homeless and some eccentrics were also allowed to loiter there at least for a little while. That restaurant is still there I think. Not far from there on Oracle was a pizza place for small kids that offered all-you-can eat pizza to everyone on certain days. I could go there to fill up when cash was short. That area was definitely my stomping grounds for a while, incidentally the guy who killed actress Rebecca Schaefer worked at a Jack in the Box in the vicinity (don’t remember which one). There was also the San Francisco Bar and Grill, which is now closed. They had a very nice bartender; I think her name was Nancy. I spent many fun Friday nights there.


Is anyone reading this thread in Tucson when the U of A football team beat No. 1 Washington in the early 90s? They did so with strictly a rushing attack,no passing in their repertoire.

Gates Pass was a great place to watch the sunset.

I wish I had gone into Gordo’s for a taste of those chimichangas. I thought for sure somebody would have put that commercial on YouTube.

Most of all, I miss the laughs.



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Old 04-27-2014, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Who remembers Pistol Pete's Pizza at Golf Links and Kolb?
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