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Old 10-13-2014, 10:30 AM
 
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As an Amphi kid, I didn't know about many of the south area places. Good list of old time places.
http://www.tucsonaz.gov/sites/defaul...g_Draft-P3.pdf
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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KTKT DJ was probably Jerry Stowe? I'd completely forgotten about Frostop--great burger baskets!
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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OceanaMan: Thank you! I could not remember Jerry's last name for the life of me nor the name of the radio station!
Also, thanks for the site for other places - must check that out.

Frostop burger baskets were the best - I could have eaten lunch there most every day if I could have afforded it! But 50 cents was a week's allowance in me day! Hah!

If you are an "Amphi kid," and you were 11 in 1962, when I was 12, we may know each other!
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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Could be, musicfreeq. My name is Alan S., Class of '69. You must be class of '68? I didn't know many '68ers until after high school. Did you go to UA after Amphi?
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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OceanaMan, I am Vicki B. from Class of '67 (graduated at 17.) You sound familiar but prob'ly not in any of my classes since I was a senior when you were a sophomore. I was at Amphi for my jr. and sr. years. I moved to SD, CA after graduating, and went to college over here, where I still am

I knew some kids from the class of '68. There were several in my French classes. Maybe a couple in geometry?

OMG, it's time to pull out the old yearbooks
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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Does anyone remember Panchos restaurant on Grant Road...and the largest candle ?? in the country. I am trying to find a picture of it...this a large part of my family history...Thanks
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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OMG, Teena, I am SO glad you mentioned that candle! It inspired my mom to start a candle like it. It sat in the middle of our kitchen table until she passed and it was quite a conversation piece! All of our friends admired it and Mom added to it regularly!

If you google Pancho's Restaurant in Tucson with candle, you'll find a great pic of it.

Thank you for remembering that - it warms my heart, since 10/23 was the 31st anniversary of my mom's death
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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Now that's really got me going: I'm wondering if that's where the giant crispy quesadillas came from, that my dad would bring home after bowling? But he bowled at Golden Pin Lanes and we lived a couple north of Amphi so that would be out of the way ... Anyone know if Pancho's served these super-sized quesadillas back in the day? They were as large as a pizza! I hope someone can remember this
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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I'm excited - I found a recipe for a Cheese Crisp on "Simply Recipes.com" that sounds just like the one from my childhood - and other Tucsonians talk about how they served them at both Pancho's and Casa Molina. Can't wait to try it out - it is baked, not fried, and buttered first - who knew? Now, if I can just round up some jumbo flour tortillas, I'll be in business...
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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it.s great hearing about Tucson in the 70s! I remember Phil Stover and eating SOBs at the Outback behind Lunt Ave Marble Club. Also went to see Popeye at the Fun Factory where they had 8 beers for a dollar serve in small glasses. Pirates den,Nick's and Poco Locos for foos ball.
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