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You win!Dschur wrote:I was born in Preskit .... both my parents born in AZ.... Seligman and Buckeye... Dad's parents moved here to homestead in Wintersburg.. Mom's parents followed the railroad... have never lived outside of AZ...
Actually it wasn't the Arizona heat I remember; it was the humility.Al_HikesAZ wrote: Moovyoaz wrote:I was born in Phoenix 57 years ago at Good Sam Hospital. About 20 years ago I bought an Arizona 50th Anniversary 'Days & Ways' book published by the Az Republic. It's interesting to see all the companies that are long gone (O'Mally's, Yellow Front) and other memories of Arizona and Phoenix. There's even a picture of my father milking cows on our dairy west of Tolleson to remind me why I moved to Phoenix!
As for what it was like in the 'Good Ol' Days'.. well, it was hot!
You're a youngster. I almost remember before I-17 went in. And the long gone A-1 Beer. But it was a dry heat. And we would chase the fish on the Salt River near Tempe to catch them before the monsoon rains came. They were so used to our dry rivers that they would drown when the water came.
I also remember Al McCoy's tag line Good! Like A-1 Beer! when the Hawk would glide to the hole.Nimbus brought A-1 back. It's not the same, but apparently it wasn't really ever the same, having been much different in the 70s than it was in the 40s.
Art Brock the weatherman humididityMoovyoaz wrote:Actually it wasn't the Arizona heat I remember; it was the humility.
And part time Madison Square Garden announcer of such memorable wrestling matches as Tito Montez vs Bulldog Kent! That's when it was real, not like today's WWF. plz:Al_HikesAZ wrote:Art Brock the weatherman humididity
Ah, Arizona. Be it ever so humble.Moovyoaz wrote:Actually it wasn't the Arizona heat I remember; it was the humility.
me tooMoovyoaz wrote:Good Sam Hospital
Same people had checkers auto back then and the smaller towns had the checkers inside the Yellow Fronts.Moovyoaz wrote:Yellow Front
They had some neat collector cansAl_HikesAZ wrote: A-1 Beer
I think it was early 80's when the big flood hit.It wiped out most of the bridges.Central held up after they removed the downed power lines.The freeway by the airport had a little pillar damage and the second mill bridge washd away.The 1st Mill bridge was the only way across that night.Jim Lyding wrote:remember the monsoons being stronger when I was a kid (mid-80s),
Lou Grubb was in to this.He just passed away in the last couple months.He was a big csr dealer.joe bartels wrote: soapbox races
I don't remember him.I remember Dewy Hopper.I liked Bill Close and his Bolla Tie.Remember when he was taken hostage on air?Al_HikesAZ wrote:Art Brock
Loved the bumper cars.If you went to a PHX Giants game you got into Legend City free after the game.Isn't that where Compton Terrece was before it moved to Firebird Lake?AZWaterRat wrote: Legend City
Loved the wave machineOutdoor Lover wrote:Big Surf
Compton Terrace was started by Jess Nicks, and named in tribute to William Edward Compton III, who died in a car accident on June 21, 1977. It was was situated on land adjacent to the old Legend City and the premier rock concert venue for many years. Fleetwood Mac always put on an unforgettable show at Compton Terrace, which was the only venue Stevie would play when in the Valley.Tortoise Hiker wrote:Loved the bumper cars.If you went to a PHX Giants game you got into Legend City free after the game.Isn't that where Compton Terrace was before it moved to Firebird Lake?