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Old 04-10-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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I remember the P&D name and I remember it was on Van Buren. Wouldn't it be nice to walk into a place like that and be able to buy some of those famous old British bikes, brand new, at those prices. Could the Doodlebug be licensed? They were so tiny with a Briggs & Stratton engine.

I think Royal Auto Parts was just down the street. I always got a nice discount there because I was in auto shop at Phoenix Union. The school bought all of our parts there for autos we were working on in shop.

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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I remember the P&D name and I remember it was on Van Buren. Wouldn't it be nice to walk into a place like that and be able to buy some of those famous old British bikes, brand new, at those prices. Could the Doodlebug be licensed? They were so tiny with a Briggs & Stratton engine.

I think Royal Auto Parts was just down the street. I always got a nice discount there because I was in auto shop at Phoenix Union. The school bought all of our parts there for autos we were working on in shop.

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Flagstaff
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just drove E Camelback and noticed a house at about 5700 E has La Vista Grande written on its front wall out at the street....the house is large, but doesn't look particularly old....maybe it's on the same lot that the old place was and they kept the name for oldtime's sake.....but at about 5900 E or so is an older looking building that may be part of the old LVG??.....
Thanks azdr0710 for the eye-witness report! (thx to roosevelt and AZtrails for their info as well)
Looking at old aerial & recent satellite photos, my memory is too weak to figure out exactly which buildings were/are part of the old resort, but that was definitely the area.

Re: Buckhorn Baths--With its big sign, that place was always a landmark for me as a kid when we would drive out of town to the east.

Then when I was going to ASU, I remember collecting water samples from their baths for a professor who was measuring radioactivity in water from hot springs around Arizona.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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I think Royal Auto Parts was just down the street. I always got a nice discount there because I was in auto shop at Phoenix Union. The school bought all of our parts there for autos we were working on in shop.
Here you go, good times. I used to go to Eastside Auto Parts on Washington.
How do you remember Phoenix? Stories from long time residents...-royal-auto-supply.jpg
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Anyone know what this is? Maybe a trolley token for 5 cents. Can't imagine a bus would be that cheap unless for students only.
How do you remember Phoenix? Stories from long time residents...-dsc00187.jpg
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Anyone know what this is? Maybe a trolley token for 5 cents. Can't imagine a bus would be that cheap unless for students only.
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P U H S....Phoenix Union High Schools......maybe?
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Arcadia, Phoenix, AZ
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Madison Pay-n Takit was at 5355 North 16th St. There is a listing for Stanley Felix at 1431 E. Missouri but that might be a house.
My cousin was a bag boy (his first job) at the Madison Pay'n Takit at 16th and Missouri in the late 1970s. If I'm remembering correctly, owner Stan Felix was a P-51 pilot in World War II. I've got a slew of 35mm slides of the store, but I'll need to convert them to digital before I can post them.

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Further to the south was Camelback Honda. They were on the west side of 7th just south of Camelback Road.
I got a Honda XL100 from them, back in 1976.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Maricopa County, AZ
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Anyone know what this is? Maybe a trolley token for 5 cents. Can't imagine a bus would be that cheap unless for students only.
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There is a similar token on sale at ebid. The only description provided was "Phoenix Union High School, Phoenix Arizona, 5 cent token...". No indication given to what the token was to be used for (trolley or bus fare, snack bar...?).

P.U.H.S. Phoenix, Arizona 5 cent token on eBid United States
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Here you go, good times. I used to go to Eastside Auto Parts on Washington.
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Wow! Thanks for the Royal Auto Parts Pic! Amazing! That brings back some really neat memories. I haven't been on Van Buren in many years. I wonder what is there now? I gotta go and look at that Pic some more.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Anyone know what this is? Maybe a trolley token for 5 cents. Can't imagine a bus would be that cheap unless for students only.
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When I was a freshman in HS some seniors would try to sell us elevator passes to the pool on top of the cafeteria... doubt that's what the token was for.

Maybe a school breakfast program?
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