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Pie Allen Neighborhood

 This Tucson neighborhood was named after John B. Allen. In 1862 Allen heard members of the U.S. Calvary wishing for pie. Allen sold pies to the Calvary men and was nicknamed “Pie” afterwards. He was a prominent citizen and served as a mayor of Tucson.
The boundaries of this neighborhood are: East Sixth Street on the north, North Park Avenue on the east, North Fifth Avenue on the west and East Broadway on the south.

Source: 
“Where’d that name come from? Well, neighbor…” Arizona Daily Star. July 20, 2008. Page B1.
 
 

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Last Update: 12-14-2010 5:41pm

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