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Hachiro Onuki
Arizona has electricity today in large part because of a Japanese immigrant.
March 4, 2016
Yuma myotis
It’s that season again for the migration of animals into Arizona. Among them will be what biologists call among the most misunderstood and unappreciated mammals.
Feb. 26, 2016
Steinegger Building
Despite the relatively young age of Phoenix, there is history here — and some of it is hidden in plain sight.
Feb. 19, 2016
Rob Bohannan
For the past few years, the Metro Light Rail has connected downtown Phoenix to Valley cities. For local travelers this has been a new mode of transportation for the Valley. Well, it isn’t.
Feb. 12, 2016
Bethany Home Road
A north Phoenix road is a major throughway in town, but 100 years ago is was just a small path.
Feb. 5, 2016
El Paso Gas Line
This natural resource was brought into the Valley during the Great Depression, and when it arrived it was a one of a kind.
Jan. 29, 2016
Sun Devil
The mascot has been an iconic symbol for decades, and there’s a story behind how it was brought to life.
Jan. 15, 2016
House of the Future
A strategically sunken home in the middle of an Ahwatukee neighborhood once caught the attention of the world. It was called the "House of the Future."
Dec. 31, 2015
Old Sacred Heart
Did You Know … Sacred Heart Church is only opened once a year for Christmas day service?
Dec. 18, 2015
Tumbleweed Tree
Unique and interesting. That’s how people who come to see it and describe it.
Dec. 11, 2015
Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation
It was designed as a winter retreat in the early 1930s. Its owners among the wealthy elites, until it was abandoned. Today, the property is among the most unique structures in the area, and it has been restored for the public.
Dec. 4, 2015
main street in jerome
It was a hustling and bustling place back in the day. And it was also among Arizona’s largest cities. Today it’s nationally recognized as a historic site.
Oct. 23, 2015
It lured top names in the entertainment industry. Grand, upscale and elegant, this famous Phoenix landmark was a true destination for the elite.
Oct. 9, 2015
Ash Avenue Bridge
You may have noticed it while walking in Tempe, how can you miss it? The piece of concrete sticks out like a sore thumb.
Oct. 2, 2015
phoenix Security Building
The building was once considered among the most modern structures in Phoenix. Today, the structure located in the heart of downtown, is restored in part to its heyday.
Sept. 25, 2015
scottsdale airport
It’s not the biggest one in town — you might even say it flies a little bit under the radar. Hollywood stars who make their stop in the Valley certainly hope so. It’s history goes back to war time.
Sept. 18, 2015
Perched on a hill and hidden behind bushes just off Curry Road and Mill Avenue in Tempe is a building owned by Arizona State University. It’s known as the former children’s hospital. Initially, the building was a tuberculosis hospital.
Sept. 4, 2015
Phoenix Proving Grounds.
Some of the roads in one Phoenix community were created way before it was a community. It was a private company that helped ‘pave’ the area to what it is today.
Aug. 28, 2015
Arizona State Fair
This state venue has been a gathering place for decades. As a matter-of-fact it’s been an entertainment spot even before Arizona was a state.
Aug. 21, 2015
Wild at Heart bird
There’s no other place like it in Arizona. Its mission is saving birds, but not just any bird.
Aug. 14, 2015