Ridin' the Rainbow Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1967 by Rosemary Taylor (Author)
This book is a history of early Tucson told through the anecdotes of the Drachman family, specifically the patriarch. The Drachman family are Tucson pioneers and well known about town. There's even a street named for the family. The book was written in the 1940s about events in early Tucson; 1870s to around 1920 or so. It is fascinating to read first hand accounts of places gone for decades and places my family lived and played. The stories include Kevin's Park and the Reid Opera house, all torn down in the 50s. Taylor tells her father's memories in amusing, interesting ways and they are a joy to read. Her other book, Chicken Every Sunday was written about her mother but told in the same whimsical way. This is a must read for any Tusconan.