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    • DC Warren

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    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • DC Warren was born in Huntsville, Texas, and moved to Rillito, Arizona in 1952. He worked as a cowboy at area ranches. He also played in a number of movies filmed in Old Tucson during the 1950s through 1960s era, often working as a stunt-man. He...
    • Ditch Blade

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    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Marana farmers constantly worked to keep the irrigation ditches cleaned out so the water could flow evenly to all the fields.
    • Early Police Department cruiser

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    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • The newly incorporated Town of Marana bought many used vehicles to build up its police vehicle fleet. This is the first new cruiser the Town bought.
    • Group of Farmers during Post Project

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    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • This is a group of farmers and investors called the Cortaro Farms Investment Group. Edwin Post drove this effort. Marana was also called Postvale and Mr. Post and the investment group bought land and sold to many people to start their own farms....
    • Ed, Ray, Wayne Honea

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    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Mayor Ed Honea, pictured far left, is 17 in this photo. His father, Ray Honea, is in the middle, and brother Wayne Honea is on the right. Wayne is wearing a Marana Future Farmers of America jacket. Ray used to rope on the horse he’s next to. The...
    • Postmaster James Collins

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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.”

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