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Old 05-16-2021, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Page Navajo Generating Station was decommissioned. Joseph City is still online
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I'm not clear what would be the purpose of a "major city" at Holbrook. It's really nothing more than a tourist town for Petrified National Park and a hotel-motel stop for travelers on the interstate.
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Old 05-20-2021, 03:13 AM
 
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I'm not clear what would be the purpose of a "major city" at Holbrook. It's really nothing more than a tourist town for Petrified National Park and a hotel-motel stop for travelers on the interstate.
But, Holbrook has incredible mass amount of flat open-land, and the weather is much better than Phoenix and Tucson too. Our ancestors forgot to build Holbrook into a new big city after Phoenix and Tucson.
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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But, Holbrook has incredible mass amount of flat open-land, and the weather is much better than Phoenix and Tucson too. Our ancestors forgot to build Holbrook into a new big city after Phoenix and Tucson.
That's it? That's all you've got?

Why not Lupton, Houck, Sanders, Chambers, Joseph City, or Winona?

I think you need to take a course in "economic geography".

There is no modern reason that its location near the confluence of the Rio Puerco and Little Colorado Rivers (2 miles away) is important. It's no longer needed to be a rail stop from which water and wood can be supplied to Fort Apache. It's no longer a cow town. The sheep farms are no longer important. Its sole importance today is its closeness to the Petrified Forest.

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Old 05-21-2021, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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That's it? That's all you've got?

Why not Lupton, Houck, Sanders, Chambers, Joseph City, or Winona?

I think you need to take a course in "economic geography".

There is no modern reason that its location near the confluence of the Rio Puerco and Little Colorado Rivers (2 miles away) is important. It's no longer needed to be a rail stop from which water and wood can be supplied to Fort Apache. It's no longer a cow town. The sheep farms are no longer important. Its sole importance today is its closeness to the Petrified Forest.
Heck, there's even a movement to stop using Holbrook as the county seat for the southern parts of Navajo and Apache counties. It is called Sitgreaves County. Look beyond the drama you may find in your searches and look deeper.
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Old Today, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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Heck, there's even a movement to stop using Holbrook as the county seat for the southern parts of Navajo and Apache counties. It is called Sitgreaves County. Look beyond the drama you may find in your searches and look deeper.
The last time a new county was created in the US was 20 years ago, when Broomfield, Colorado became its own county. And AZ hasn't created a county since 1983 when La Paz County split from Yuma County (yep, Parker and Quartzsite used to be in Yuma County)
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