Ajo Way – Origin of Name

Back in the late 1800s, Ajo Way went by a different name: Robles Road. Robles Road was a dirt path that went west from Tucson through Robles Pass near Cat Mountain, and led to the Robles Ranch at Robles Junction, also called Three Points. The name likely was never made official by the Pima County Board of Supervisors. The road was named for Bernabe S. Robles. This extensive article details the life of Robles and his family history.


"Street Smarts: Rancher was one of early Tucson's largest land owners." Arizona Daily Star. September 8, 2014.

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