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Despite all the attributes of being the country’s fifth largest metropolis, what Phoenix is really known for is the heat. Hot Town explores the Valley's hotness in all its forms.

An ad from an old Arizona newspaper advertising clothing designed to combat heat
Arizonans haven't always had air conditioning to beat the desert heat. The Show spoke with Chris Reid of the Pinal County Historical Society to learn how early Arizonans handled the scorching temperatures.