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Old 06-18-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Pinetop, AZ
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I have a few sets of the Blakely glasses, they came frosted and clear. The wooden tray and large pitcher you had to buy I think.

The oil can is now worth about $200.

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Thank you sooooo much for the photos. I used to have a complete set of glasses including a rectangle shaped trayand a large pitcher with handle. I had to leave it behind when I moved to Pinetop 3 years ago. I sure miss it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Pinetop, AZ
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I believe I had one of those frosted glasses with a cactus on it somewhere in my pantry. I was a smoker back in the 50s and I remember driving into Blakely's station, putting two dimes in the cigarette machine, not only getting a pack of cigarettes but wrapped in the cellophane was a match pack and a penny because the cigs were only 19 cents.
That's amazing. Smoking was sure cheap back then. I tried to smoke once in high school. Friends gave me a Lucky Strike and a Camel. I took them into the girls restroom and proceeded to get deathly ill. I never smoked again...yes I'm a wimp...lol.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Pinetop, AZ
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Wished I could have been inside Grady Gammage Auditorium on the campus of ASU for a concert. Driven by it a million times also but never went inside. Never even knew who he was either and lived in the Valley for over 20 years ...Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Seems like he designed quite a few buildings that are high profile. Here is a link for the tour of buildings at ASU! Enjoy!!

ASU Tempe Campus Tour: ASU Gammage
I went to several Nutcracker Ballets at the Gammage Auditorium at Christmas time. I don't know if they still present them. It was always very special. Having played the cello from 5th grade through high school I learned to love classical music and attended several classical concerts there. They were quite a treat also. My dad had several stories to tell about Frank Lloyd Wright because he worked at a sand and rock company for years and poured concrete at several of his creations. Apparently, Mr. Wright was quite a character.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Pinetop, AZ
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You may have misheard the answer.
1933 is what I found.
1930s
I'm sure you are correct as my hearing isn't that great these days. 1933 makes much more sense. Thanx much for the correction. BTW, did you find out more about Mr. Lincoln?
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Tolleson, Az
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Sluggo, you are right. The trash dump and 40th street were right off the east end of the south runway. It made sweeping curve around the end as it went down into the river crossing. It washed out frequently when it rained. The smell was horrible and numerous trash trucks made it extremely dangerous to drive on. I think they started filling in and closing the landfill around 1978 or so. I could be wrong. There really wasnt a good place to view the aircraft on approach there unless you pulled out onto the dry river bed of the Salt River in a 4X4.
I seem to remember, the floods of the late 70's washed a lot of what was part of the dump into the river. The media made a big deal about it being unhealthy, calling it "raw sewage".
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Maricopa County, AZ
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I'm sure you are correct as my hearing isn't that great these days. 1933 makes much more sense. Thanx much for the correction. BTW, did you find out more about Mr. Lincoln?
Daily Courier (Yavapai County) Sep 27 1998
The Daily Courier - Google News Archive Search

He also planned and opened Camelback Inn.
In the Beginning Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Scottsdale, Arizona
In 1936, the ambitious would-be hotelier persuaded a group of investors led by his friend and Ohio businessman John C. Lincoln to finance construction of the resort on a panoramic site with wonderful views of Camelback Mountain. Thus, Camelback Inn became Scottsdale's first luxury resort

And El Chorro, when it was Judson School for Girls El Chorro Lodge to reopen with new look, ownership | Phoenix Business Journal
El Chorro was built in 1934 by John C. Lincoln as the Judson School for Girls because Lincoln wanted a school for his daughter, Lillian, to attend. The original schoolroom became the main bar.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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Wow JCL did quite a bit during his lifetime. Thats cool to see the history of how things got their start. Thanks xxx for the background about Mr Wright also. These were the "pioneers" that seemed to have shaped the early Phoenix metro area and the Valley.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International was named Barry Goldwater terminal 4. Named for Arizona's most famous U.S. Senator at the time. He too was a "character". It was completed way over budget and behind schedule for America West Airlines and others at the time in the late 1980's.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Utah
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They had complete dinner sets but not very popular. Always had a free car, mostly Fords. There was also a huge traveling rocket ship that kids could walk through. There were two 'rocket attendants' dressed in their uniform to supervise and keep kids from playing with the 'atomic power supply' and controls which were 'up, down and land.' The rocket was on a trailer so you walked up the back and came down the front.

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Any idea what years the traveling rocket ship was around? I may remember that but maybe I'm dreaming...were they around in about '60? Something about it is familiar.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Oh man I miss Swensens Ice Cream parlors too... Hot here today!!! Phoenix had them.
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