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El Rio—Name Origin

In the 1930's a subdivision called El Rio Park opened up between Grande and Silverbell, west of what was known as Barrio Hollywood. ‘Soon the entire district was called El Rio, which included Barrio Hollywood as well as a cluster of houses north of Speedway surrounding El Rio Golf and Country Club.’"

You can find more information about Barrio Hollywood at:

For information about the El Rio Neighborhood Center visit:


Sheridan, Thomas E. Los Tucsonenses: The Mexican Community in Tucson, 1854-1941

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, c1986. p. 243

"looking into the westside: untold stories of the people 1900 - 1997." Through our Parents Eyes. (accessed November 2, 2011).

 "El Rio Neighborhood Center | The Official Website for the City of Tucson, Arizona." Home | The Official Website for the City of Tucson, Arizona. (accessed November 2, 2011).


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