Steve Long- "A native Tucsonan who knows Tucson!"
A 4th generation Tucsonan
Steve’s roots go back to the days when Tumamoc Hill hosted the Carnegie Desert Botanical Laboratory. His great grandfather, Burton Bovee, rode his saddle horse to the Lab early every morning supporting the day-to-day operations while his importance grew & grew. In 1920, the director of the Lab absconded to Carmel, CA maintaining his absentee directorship directly through Bovee.
Have seen the "Old Pueblo" change quite a bit over the years! Know the city very well!
Graduated from Catalina High School in 1970. Senior class president.
Graduated from University of Arizona in 1974.
First grandson to work at Long Realty. Started cleaning Long Realty's one office on the weekends as a sophomore in high school in 1968, back when a text or an email was called a Western Union Telegram.
Obtained my real estate sales license in the early 1970's. Became a branch manager, Designated Broker for Long Realty, and co-owner.
Old truck - Ruby, AZ
Paris - Versailles
With Bob Shelton, Founder of Old Tucson
Bob Shelton Autograph
With Buzz Aldrin, 2nd man to walk on the moon
Holding the rifle that John Wayne gave to Bob Shelton
Mescal Movie Set wearing Bob Shelton's Hat (Founder of Old Tucson)
Bob Shelton and John Wayne
Bob with Michael Landon
Notre Dame Cathedral - Paris
Paris - Omaha Beach
U of A cheerleading - early 70's
With Banjo Legend Ralph Stanley
With Bob Shelton in his warehouse
At the Eiffel Tower
With Barbara Eden
With Brian Wilson 2
Ride in a Bi-Plane
With Linda Ronstadt
With Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys
At the Tower of London
With Spanky McFarland of the Little Rascals
With Danny Thomas Late 60's
With Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew - 1968
With Bob Shelton, founder of Old Tucson Studios
With Michael Landon
With Barbara Eden, I Dream of Jeannie
Grandfather Roy Long Realty, where UofA McKale Center is now located.
Host family Philippines 1968
Getting ready to go skydiving (1970's)
Burton Bovee, Steve’s great grandfather, and his Harley Davidson. Burt earned $55.00 per month for his work on Tumamoc Hill. He never retired and worked on the Hill until his death in 1930
Steve in a 1915 Ford Model T, hand crank start!
Snowskiing in Purgatory Colorado. Now called Durango Mountain Resort.
Great Grandfather tenting on Tumamoc Hill
Philippines 1968 as a foreign exchange student
Scuba diving off the Coast of California.