Explosive growth was the hallmark of this dynamic decade in Arizona and the Valley of the Sun. Developers used a variety of gimmicks to market their new desert communities, the state got its first major league sports franchise, and malls made shopping a recreational experience.
Teenagers found their fun at drive-in theaters and cruising Central Avenue. Barry Goldwater ran for president, Arizona's Vonda Kay Van Dyke was crowned Miss America and astronaut Frank Borman, a native son, photographed the first Earth rise from Apollo 8. Eight began broadcasting from Arizona State University. Baltimore Jack, an amorous gorilla, arrived on the Playboy jet for a rendezvous with Hazel, the Phoenix Zoo's reigning playmate.
It was a time of innocence and optimism as America continued its romance with the West . . . and Phoenix was the Sunbelt's rising star. Viewers who are new to Arizona will gain insight into its recent past, and long-time residents will enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
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Arizona Fall Landscaping and Gardening
Arizona Lodges: The High Country
Arizona Memories from the '50s
Arizona Memories from the '60s
Arizona Memories from the '70s
Arizona Spring Landscaping and Gardening
Arizona Stories Series I
Arizona Stories Series II
Arizona Stories Series III
Arizona Stories: World War II
Barry Goldwater: Photographs and Memories
Images of Arizona
Kolb Brothers: Grand Canyon Pioneers
Legends and Dreamers
River of Stone: The Powell Expedition
Savor the Southwest: Tips and Techniques
Seasons of A Navajo
Thieves of Time
Visions of Arizona