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An Early History of Tucson and the University
The Path From Town

The University neighborhood described in this website.
The University neighborhood described in this website.

The Indian Training School was sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. In 1888 it occupied a four-block square site between First and Third Avenues and Third and Fifth Streets.
The Indian Training School was sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. In 1888 it
occupied a four-block square site between First and Third Avenues and Third and
Fifth Streets. With eighty students it was a lot more active than was the University,
whose building would not be finished for three more years. In 1888 the Indian School
superintendent was the dedicated and energetic Reverend Howard A. Billman, in 1894
he left to become the President of the University of Arizona. TKM

The mule-drawn trolley, in service from 1898-1906. The tracks to campus were north on Stone (Eighth Avenue) and east on University (Third Street) to the University main entrance gates.
The mule-drawn trolley, in service from 1898-1906. The tracks to campus were north
on Stone (Eighth Avenue) and east on University (Third Street) to the University main
entrance gates. It ran when the mules decided to go and not lie down. In 1903 Louise
Foucar bought three shares ($300) of stock in the Tucson Street Railway. The trolley ran
dependably from 1906-1931 when replaced by a bus. In 1990 a natural gas-powered
trolley connects downtown, Fourth Avenue and the University. Read a history of the
Tucson Street Railway in Hooves & Rails TKM

ENJOYING A BALL GAME 1899-1900 A ball is caught forever in the sky by photographer Tom Marshall. The girls are students at the Tucson Indian Training School.
Enjoying a ball game 1899-1900 A ball is caught forever in the sky by photographer
Tom Marshall. The girls are students at the Tucson Indian Training School. The Reverend
Frazier S. Herndon, director from 1895-1903, emphasized athletics and music along with
formal eduction. Looking NW to the Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains. Just past the
cleared space to the right is University Avenue. TKM

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