Have you seen these great Tucson signs?
If you dig the old hotel signs along Oracle Road near downtown, it's worth a one-block detour to check out three others on West Flores Street. That's just south and east of Grant and Oracle roads. These signs have seen better days, to be sure, but they hint at an era when Miracle Mile was the place for tourists to stay.
A 1948 advertisement for the Silver Saddle said it had "electric refrigerators" and was "air cooled." Does air cooled mean that on a 105-degree day it was 105 degrees inside the rooms?