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Insane Asylum
It was considered a premier project that would boost the state — and the city that housed it. But over time it became a divisive issue.
August 28, 2014
We’ve come to know it as the symbol of a long-lasting Arizona rivalry. But a recent investigation found that the history behind it never had anything to do with the competition of two universities.
August 22, 2014
Perched on the south side of Camelback Mountain is a home known as Camelback Castle. It’s like no other in the area. For nearly 40 years, this place has sat on a mountain overlooking the Valley.
August 15, 2014
It was the first building of its kind in the city of Phoenix. Fifty years later, most of the structure was burned and nearly set for demolition. Today, it’s a national landmark undergoing a major unusual renovation.
August 08, 2014
rose
There are a dozen rose test gardens throughout the United States. One of them is located right here in the Valley. What is a rose test garden? We went to find out.
August 01, 2014
It’s become the symbol for the town and its college. And for more than 50 years, it has also been a landmark for one of the state’s most famous sports rivalries.
July 25, 2014
This is where fast cars and eager fans hang out every year. And this year marks the 50th anniversary since it first opened.
July 18, 2014
It’s one of the most popular mountains in the Valley. Known for its difficult hiking trails and unique shape, this centrally located mountain also has a few interesting areas to visit.
July 11, 2014
It’s like having our own movie set right here in the Valley. A famous television house was replicated more than 50 years ago in Mesa. Its creation helped lure well-known television stars and new residents to the area.
July 01, 2014
Ever thought of digging up some history at a cemetery? No, not that kind of digging! It’s more like locating important people who once impacted a village, a city and even a state. There’s such a place right here in the Valley.
June 27, 2014
It’s one of the oldest buildings in this West Valley city. It’s also the only remaining structure of what was once a state-of-the-art education facility.
June 20, 2014
City street names often tell a story about the history of a place. Names are often related to its founders, famous natives, and even interesting things that make the area unique. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez tells us the story of downtown Phoenix.
June 13, 2014
orpheum
There are only two if its kind in Arizona — one in Flagstaff, the other in downtown Phoenix. The entertainment venue was initially created as part of a national entertainment circuit in the 1920s.
June 06, 2014
goldfield
They’re known as ghost towns, and it’s not because ghosts wonder through the area — well, at least not any we know of. In the Southwest these are towns filled with history, and there’s one on the outskirts of the Valley.
May 30, 2014
jail
There is a place in downtown Phoenix that traces the earliest days of the city. And history isn’t always pretty.
May 23, 2014
home
Ever wondered what it was like living in Arizona when it was a territory? Well, there is a place that takes you there.
May 16, 2014
Dozens of locations throughout Arizona have been used as a backdrop to many Hollywood films. But only one captures the Phoenix skyline.
May 09, 2014
indian
Arizona was once the home to a unique school campus that existed for nearly a century. Today part of that school remains in central Phoenix.
May 02, 2014
rea
There’s a place in the East Valley that feels like you’re thousands of miles away in Italy. The place is filled with wine, food, and olives. Take a trip to Queen Creek.
April 25, 2014
fountain
It’s the biggest attraction in the area and not something you would expect to find in the middle of the Arizona desert.
April 18, 2014

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