Tucson Truck Terminal  1966  map

ttt-sign

TTT stands for Tucson Truck Terminal. Technically there is no neon here but the little light bulbs around the perimeter of the circle place this sign in the right era.
Back in 1966 when the TTT Truck Terminal opened at Craycroft Rd. and I- 10, it was considered the most modern and up-to-date location west of the Mississippi River.
 
On its 22 acres it boasted a laundry, showers, clothes store, overnight accommodations for men and women, and a restaurant. It even had a barber shop and a post office. There were 59 employees running the place 24/7.

The Movie “Moonfire” was filmed here in Tucson, and it starts out showing truckers moving down the road…..thanks to geocacher tusmke for the YouTube link.  Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i8wpjUMvyc” to go to the video.

What is the purpose of the stepladder located at the pumps? Why of course it is there so you can get high enough to clean the bugs off the windows of your 18 wheeler!

It has been said that the apple pie and breakfast here are to die for.

For 1966 photos, see the reference listed here: http://tucson.com/news/blogs/photo_blog/throwback-thursday-tucson-s-triple-t-truck-stop-opens-in/article_7104e62c-becb-5337-81c9-e1b540985b8d.html

 

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