And...a week went by while I was wandering around the landscape. Anyway, here's the answer to last week's "Tucson Mystery Location." Local railroad fans will recognize 1673 as the number of a Southern Pacific Railroad Engine now ensconced downtown next to the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum and former train depot. Movie buffs know that it made its film debut in Oklahoma! (1955), and location aficionados like this guy can tell you exactly where the musical was shot in Elgin, Arizona. Right. As most of you know, the wavin' wheat that can sure smell sweet was lensed in Southern Arizona, not Oklahoma, which must have set those Sooners teeth on edge. I know the feeling, what with the Land of Enchantment routinely standing in for Arizona these days.
For a history of old 1673, here's an excellent piece by writer Dave Devine.