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    • Postmaster James Collins

    • Postmaster James Collins
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • James Collins was the second postmaster in Marana. The first was a lady named Mrs. Moss who was the postmistress in the 1930s. Mr. Collins started as the postmaster in the 40s.
    • Post Office Dedication

    • Post Office Dedication
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Post Office Dedication - The speaker is Arizona Congressman Mo Udall. Lon Adams is on the left of Mr. Udall and Sam Chu is on the right. Postmaster Bob Honea is seated on the far right.
    • Post Office Dedication - 1962

    • Post Office Dedication - 1962
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • This is a post office dedication on Sanders and Marana Road. It was built by Sam Chu. The first postmaster was Bob Honea. Mayor Ed Honea (age 14) and his brother Wayne (age 11), are standing next to the school bus on the far left.
    • Natural gas engine pumping water to farm fields

    • Natural gas engine pumping water to farm fields
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Natural Gas Engine, formerly located on Sandario Road and Moore Road. This was a natural gas engine that used to run 24 hours a day, pumping water for irrigation to nearby fields. Mayor Ed recalls the constant engine noise to be quite irritating at...
    • Yaqui Labor Camp

    • Yaqui Labor Camp
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • This was called the Yaqui Camp and is currently the area known as Yoem Pueblo. The Yaquis settled here and put up shacks and tents in order to be close to the fields. CWUA owned the property and sold it to the Yaqui Tribe.
    • Weighing Cotton

    • Weighing Cotton
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Weighing Cotton – people used to pick cotton by hand until the late 50s. They got approximately three cents a pound for the cotton. That bale probably weighed 100 pounds. The young man pictured probably got three dollars.
    • Marana High School

    • Marana High School
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • This is the first Marana High School. It was torn down to make way for the construction of Interstate 10.
    • The First Post Office

    • The First Post Office
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Mrs. Moss, the first postmistress and her two sons. Mayor Honea's maternal grandmother, Ethel Steele, worked for Mrs. Moss. The building was mud adobe, built in 1933, and located on Highway 84. This post office was later destroyed by a fire.
    • Mobil Oil Station

    • Mobil Oil Station
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • This was located on Marana Rd. and Sandario. The station was owned by Olin Waples.
    • Marana Christian Church Ground Breaking

    • Marana Christian Church Ground Breaking
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • The Marana Christian Church “Ground Breaking Ceremony” in 1953. The church congregation was mostly comprised of members of the farming community. Through their missionary efforts, they provided social services to low and moderate income people....
    • Old Marana Business District

    • Old Marana Business District
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Pima Mercantile. This building was torn down in the early 60s in order to construct Interstate 10. It was owned by Sydney McNeil.
    • Old Town Hall at Marana & Sanders

    • Old Town Hall at Marana & Sanders
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • The first Marana Town Hall was located in a small strip mall on the southwest corner of Sanders and Marana Roads. The property was owned by Mr. Sam Chu and included a neighborhood grocery store called “Kenny’s Market.”
    • Town Growth Annex

    • Town Growth Annex
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • These are maps to show Marana's official boundaries from incorporation in 1977 to 2009.
    • Grading the cotton

    • Grading the cotton
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Grades of cotton were assigned depending on cleanliness, strength, and the length of the fiber. These men made a difference in the success of Marana's cotton industry with the grades they assigned a farmer’s bale.
    • Articles of Incorporation

    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Pima County Board of Supervisors
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Resolution No. 1977-20, Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Pima County, Arizona, declaring the incorporation of the Town of Marana, pursuant to Section 9-101, Arizona Revised Statutes.
    • Bales in Gin Yard Ready for Market

    • Bales in Gin Yard Ready for Market
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Cotton Bales in Cortaro. After picking the cotton, workers would feed the crop into a gin to take out the seeds and ultimately make large bales that weigh about 500 pounds. A semi-truck would carry bales off to be compressed. Marana farmers...
    • Citizen street paving

    • Citizen street paving
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Marana citizens raised money through donations with the help of Jack Horton from NAPA Auto who gave batteries to recycle for money. The town borrowed Cortaro Water’s dump truck and borrowed the City of South Tucson’s hot oil spreading wagon....
    • Cortaro Farms Company Building

    • Cortaro Farms Company Building
    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • The Cortaro Headquarters was built in 1935. This building is the Producer’s Cotton Oil. It was built by a Yaqui Indian craftsman, and he did the block work. This building had a cooling unit that had a long shaft that stuck up out of the roof...

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