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Pennington Street, Tucson (access required)

Pennington Street in downtown Tucson was bustling with business during the late 1940s. A handful of retail shops, the Pioneer Hotel, Steinfeld’s Department Store and Reilly (an undertaking business) lined the street. On the north side, near O’Connor Hall Furniture, was Cele Peterson’s dress shop. Peterson opened her first downtown shop in 1931, and at ...

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During World War I, there would have been no young men in this photo—most had been sent overseas. But by 1920, the boys were back, the economy was beginning to boom, dating was in style again and the Confection Den was one of the places to go.