Pioneer Hotel Fire

Pioneer Hotel Fire

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by Johanna Eubank, Tammie Graves
     
 
The Pioneer Hotel, built in 1929, was supposed to be "absolutely fireproof." On Dec. 20, 1970, it was learned this absolutely was not the case.
As revelers celebrated an early Christmas on the lower two floors, a fire swept through the upper floors. Ultimately 29 people died as a result of the fire, many of them because they jumped to their deaths to avoid being

Overview

The Pioneer Hotel, built in 1929, was supposed to be "absolutely fireproof." On Dec. 20, 1970, it was learned this absolutely was not the case.
As revelers celebrated an early Christmas on the lower two floors, a fire swept through the upper floors. Ultimately 29 people died as a result of the fire, many of them because they jumped to their deaths to avoid being burned. The fire has long been described as the worst tragedy in Tucson and one of the worst in Arizona, especially in modern times. Now, the Arizona Daily Star's ongoing history blog and e-book series Tales from the Morgue — the "morgue" is the archive of a newspaper — presents the story of the Pioneer Hotel fire as it unfolded in its news pages for Tucsonans over the last four decades, including most recently the release of Louis C. Taylor who spent 42 years in prison for those deaths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016689005
Publisher:
Arizona Daily Star
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
634 KB

Meet the Author

Johanna Eubank writes the Arizona Daily Star's "Tales from the Morgue" blog. In newspaper parlance, the "morgue" is the library of old articles.

Tammie Graves is originally from Hartland, Mich., and is new to Tucson, Arizona. She has a BFA degree and has been working in editorial graphics, illustration and design for more than 20 years.

The Arizona Daily Star newspaper began publishing in Tucson, Arizona, in 1877. It is owned by Lee Enterprises Inc.

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Pioneer Hotel Fire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BettyF More than 1 year ago
Not as interesting as I had hoped.