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Shannon Road—Origin of name

Shannon road in Tucson is named for Lester Shannon who owned a dairy farm in the Jaynes Station area.
 
Jaynes Station was a railroad station located in the area around where Ruthrauff Road and Interstate 10 intersect. The road once ran from Jaynes Station to Oracle Road.
 
Sources: 
Across the dry Rillito. Thompson, Vicki. Tucson, Ariz.: Territorial Publishers, c1979.
“Ina Road is named for Gittings, who was UA women's PE director.” Arizona Daily Star. Wednesday, August 21, 1996. Page E3
 

Article tagged with: Shannon Road, Jaynes Station, Streets, Tucson

Last Update: 12-11-2010 10:19am

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