Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Arizona Days and Ways Magazine

Writing another post about the recent passing of Bill "Wallace" Thompson, I came across images I had saved from an old issue of Arizona Days and Ways.  It was the magazine supplement to The Arizona Republic newspaper.  This one, which I found at an estate sale in the Phoenix area, was dated February 11, 1962.

Here are some of those images.  If you lived in, or visited, Phoenix in the 1960s, do you remember any of these people, places and things?

The introduction to this issue, celebrating Arizona's 50th year as a state (this was 1962; it was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912), was written by publisher Eugene C. Pulliam.

An article on radio and television in Arizona was written by broadcaster Jack Williams, a former Mayor of Phoenix at the time, who would serve as governor of the state from 1967 to 1975.

Bert Fireman was the Executive Director of the Arizona Historical Foundation.  He also taught Arizona History at Arizona State University.

Fireman got to write two articles for this issue of Arizona Days and Ways.  The one below was attached to an ad for a bank.

Park Central was a shopping mall on, naturally, Central Avenue in Phoenix.

Full-page ad for Ryan-Evans Drug Stores.

Horses were a big deal in the Phoenix area, and particularly in Scottsdale, "The West's Most Western Town," in the 1960s.  This photo shows people wearing clothing from a couple of local stores that catered to the actual and wanna-be cowboy.

This photo illustrated an article on the importance of horses to Arizona's economy.  It was taken at Ed Tweed's Brusally Ranch in Scottsdale.  Somewhere in the back of the photo is the legendary Arabian stallion Skorage, wearing a native costume.  Here's a link to more information about Brusally Ranch and Skorage:  http://www.crsporthorses.com/brusally.html

A reproduction of a letter from the President of the United States graced this issue of Arizona Days and Ways.

Among the many hotels catering to the tourist trade were the Westward Ho in Phoenix, and the Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

Here's an ad for the Woolworth's store in Old Town Scottsdale, circa 1962.

Yellow Front Stores had many Arizona locations.

Lulu Belle's was a restaurant in Scottsdale.

Mom often shopped at El Rancho market.

An article on Arizona Place Names was written by journalist Don Dedera, who later served as editor of Arizona Highways magazine.

And the back of this issue of Arizona Days and Ways featured a map of the state.

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