Did You Know?

Garfield Abram Goodwin
It is the home to many East Valley’s founding members. The location is one of the oldest in the area — and many of you have driven right past it.
August 07, 2015
There are lots of resorts across the desert Southwest, but here in Arizona one resort was created as a way to start a whole new city. It was such big news at the time that opening day lured influential political and business leaders.
July 31, 2015
thunderbird school
It is one of the most recognized business schools in the world — and it’s right here in the Valley. But Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University had a different purpose during World War II.
July 17, 2015
Ahwatukee sign
This city village bares a unique name, in fact the name is so unique those who have researched the community say the name actually doesn’t mean anything.
July 10, 2015
It is recognized as the largest privately owned art gallery of its type in the country. It has thousands of original works, and it’s located right here in the valley.
July 03, 2015
Winged Victory
You’ve probably driven past the building and barely noticed — yet she’s been there for more than a century.
June 26, 2015
USS Arizona
One hundred years ago, it honored Arizona. It was meant to travel in protection of our country. What it ultimately became was a symbol of our will and endurance.
June 19, 2015
Phoenix Lights
It was one of the most memorable moments in recent Arizona history. It’s still something many talk about today — some skeptically, others with certainty.
June 12, 2015
Nile Theater
After World War I, entertainment venues began sprouting in cities across the country. Several right here in the Valley. One in particular is in Mesa and after 90 years it still exists.
June 05, 2015
Historic photo of Mesa's Falcon Field
The Valley is home to several airports that date back to WWII. One is still in service today.
May 29, 2015
Jerome Grand Hotel
It was the first of its kind in Arizona and it was installed in a booming town early in the last century. And it’s still in use today.
May 22, 2015
Remember the big storms we had last fall? Those are examples of emergency situations where our local government works around the clock to ensure safety. Well, most often those problems aren’t handled in government office buildings.
May 15, 2015
doc holliday
He’s been depicted in Hollywood films by well-known actors and has been part of Arizona folklore. Despite his famous past, we have for decades misidentified him.
May 08, 2015
On the corner of Seventh Street and Whitton Avenue in Phoenix is a small red and white shop. It’s Schreiner’s Fine Sausages. Did you know Schreiner’s has been a one of a kind store in Arizona since the 1950s?
May 01, 2015
arizona Archives
If you had to find old state records or photographs would you know where to go? Well, they’re located in a modern facility in downtown Phoenix created to withstand the times.
April 24, 2015
Davis-Monthan Boneyard
Arizona has many unique places. It has one of the largest canyons, largest solar telescope –- and the only military boneyard in the United States.
April 17, 2015
Before and during World War II, Arizona was home to several military training stations. Today there are a few remnants of these facilities. One in particular was recently opened.
March 26, 2015
The Valley is considered one of the best places in the country for health care jobs and these jobs are at many of the region’s nationally recognized medical facilities. But this wasn’t always the case.
March 13, 2015
Ever wondered how we are able to tell you where there are freeway back-ups at any given time of the day? Well, there’s a system dedicated to this science.
February 13, 2015
The state of Arizona has the Grand Canyon, red rocks and even a meteor crater. It also has waterfalls. One in particular is in the west Valley.
February 06, 2015

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