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Old 01-02-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Total luddite here. I used to walk past the Cubs stadium every day, lived a few blocks away, had no clue that this was special, till moving to the midwest where the Cubs are revered. In some circles anyhow.

I was a bit jealous of that Boy's Club. Why no Girl's Club? I do remember going to some event with a friend at one point.

Were any of you around when the Civic Center was being built? I lived down the street. The most incredible wild space ever. Mountains of soil, trenches, all of it open to us kids when construction was done for the day. We'd have wars, forts, a dirt city of wonder. These days would be closed off and seen as a hazard to young 'uns.

Interesting about the Scottsdale Daily Progress! Hooray for a liberal editorial stance in AZ, esp as counterpoint to the Republic and Gazette! From googling, see is no longer being published.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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Who remembers the beer drinking donkey "way out" on Bell Rd? I'm sure I'm really dating myself with one. I can remember when 24th St and Indian School weren't in the city limits yet.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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KUPD's stupid, KRUX sucks, but KRIZZ is!!!
Thank you for that in-depth and profound observation.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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Who remembers the beer drinking donkey "way out" on Bell Rd? I'm sure I'm really dating myself with one. I can remember when 24th St and Indian School weren't in the city limits yet.

My mom bought a house on Roosevelt back in 1938 for $2,000, and that was the city limits then.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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Here are some postcard memories that should provide some discussion. The Phoenix Bird is a rare one. The Christown shows Ferdinand and the island where that square pizza place was, Pizza D'Mor? Cathay Gardens was on Central, had that odd bunch of steps going up, maybe a converted apartment house.

How do you remember Phoenix? Stories from long time residents...-town-country-phoenix-bird-paul-coze.jpg

How do you remember Phoenix? Stories from long time residents...-chris.jpg

How do you remember Phoenix? Stories from long time residents...-ct.jpg

How do you remember Phoenix? Stories from long time residents...-cath.jpg
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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Here are some postcard memories that should provide some discussion. The Phoenix Bird is a rare one. The Christown shows Ferdinand and the island where that square pizza place was, Pizza D'Mor? Cathay Gardens was on Central, had that odd bunch of steps going up, maybe a converted apartment house.

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Is that the phoenix bird from in front of Town & Country? It made me mad that they painted it tan when they moved and reinstalled it.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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Is that the phoenix bird from in front of Town & Country? It made me mad that they painted it tan when they moved and reinstalled it.
Yes, from Town and Country. I think the rock had water running down it. Very brave to put stained glass out in the open, I bet the glass in the wings must have been broken out by vandals. Times change don't they?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7202153@N03/426377049/ (broken link)
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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Yes, from Town and Country. I think the rock had water running down it. Very brave to put stained glass out in the open, I bet the glass in the wings must have been broken out by vandals. Times change don't they?

Phoenix Bird - classic sculpture at 20th & Camelback | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7202153@N03/426377049/ - broken link)
I'm with deraffe.. I hate the way it looks in that picture, compared to the way the artist conceived it.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Cache, OK (AZ Native)
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The flickr site Roosevelt linked to mentions the Coze mural at Sky Harbor's Terminal 2. That always impressed me.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Apache Junction
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Yes, from Town and Country. I think the rock had water running down it. Very brave to put stained glass out in the open, I bet the glass in the wings must have been broken out by vandals. Times change don't they?

Phoenix Bird - classic sculpture at 20th & Camelback | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7202153@N03/426377049/ - broken link)
I remember going to Tang's Imports when I was in junior high and high school. They had weird and wonderful stuff.
I also stumbled across this........

Town & Country - The History of Town & Country
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