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Tucson’s ‘Nymphs de Pave’ (access required)

Peering into Tucson’s red light district, shaped like a thin piece of pie between Congress Street and Maiden Lane at the turn of the century.“The Star has, time and again, complained about the open and disgusting prostitution which is going on in Maiden Lane,” railed the Arizona Daily Star, Aug. 4, 1880. “It has pointed ...

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Luisa Ronstadt Espinel (access required)

This is Tucson pop star Linda Ronstadt’s great aunt in a publicity photo taken in the 1920s. Her stage name was Luisa Espinel. She was a national entertainer—a contralto who performed opera, sang Spanish folk songs and acted in movies.