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Does anyone remember the name of the record store chain that sold new and used record album's one was downtown Phoenix another was in Tempe. To Anonymous , Are you remembering Papagayo Mexican restaurant. In an old house, east side of Central, north of McDowell and the canal. Does anyone remember the name of the record store chain that sold new and used record album's one was downtown Phoenix another was in Tempe That would be Zia Records still in existence.

Closed is Circles Records and Tapes. I moved to Phoenix in and have seen many changes. But my husband has been here since and he shares stories with me. He learned to drive a car near 32nd Street between Lincoln and Camelback.

He also talks about when the canal broke and flooded his street and house. Welcome to the blogging world Cathy! Blessings and love, Debbie. How about jolly roger restaurant on camelback road. Where children paid according to weight. And all the waiter an staff dressed as pirates? Now its a chilies. Funny you mention Angel's. I was changing an electrical outlet at home, and the one I was replacing still had an Angel's price tag on it! I remember all the things mentioned, but the thing I remember most was the vast wide oped spaces, quiet sundays, Legend city the family place, Christown the largest outdoor mall in the country and we were just a hick town back then, the Metro the largest indoor mall in the country at the time and built on orange groves, that right orange groves, it was hot as hell but we didnt care riding out past bell when it was patrolled by the county, monsoons were just plain dust storms, and not a 4 month event on the news, I LOVE PHOENIX.

During the summer, you could walk through my neighborhood 35th and Bethany and pick fruit off all of the trees; back then, I didn't know what a pomegranate was for, or how to peel it. I remember when they built the Adams Hotel with the rotating restaurant at the top.

You could walk home from work late at 2am, at the age of 16, and there was no curfew and the cops wouldn't hassle you. I remember when the girls worked down on Van Buren instead of at 27th and Glendale.

Steak at 43rd and Bethany, and steak sandwiches at Jack in the box. Cruising Metrocenter on weekends and going to that Taj Majal game arcade on the outer loop.

The ice skating rink at 27th and Indian School. Bingo on Friday nights at St. Vincent de Paul on 27th Ave, just north of Bethany where the room was absolutely full of cigarette smoke. The State Fair every year at the Coliseum. Walking to school my first day of first grade, and every day thereafter, BY MYSELF, and not being catered to by helicopter parents watching my every second.

The bus was a dime and you could take it all the way to Sky Harbor at 5am, and no one thought anything of it. I thought Avondale was third world country, and Lake Pleasant was half way to Canada, but then I was 6.

Also, you could see a different movie every two day. I remember the livestock watering hole west of 32nd Street just north of Bell Rd where it turned into a dirt road. In the s we'd see mountain lion tracks around it and in the s it was a popular high school "boondocker" spot. I learn to drive on that dirt road. I remember the Cinema Park Drive-in. It was located on the corner of 7th. My husband took me there on our 1st.

We will be married 50 yrs. I also loved to go horseback riding at Cactus Stables. It was around 17th St. I have lived in Phoenix since and I remember many things that I wished had never changed especially the many citrus groves all throughout the city and the heavenly scent of orange blossoms every spring. A few things that have not been mentioned: Summer Armory dances at 52nd street and E. We never wanted those night s to end! Rollerdome - roller skating at about 28th Street and McDowell; the huge swim park with several pools, sand and palm trees that was at 36th Street and Thomas - where Tower Plaza now stands.

We heard that Tower Plaza was primarily funded by celebrity investors. The Round-up Drive in on about 68th Street and Thomas Road where there was a very high cowboy figure all lit up in neon that enticed attendees; o enjoy a once in awhile treat at the Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale. I remember when Scottsdale Road was two lanes and a stop sign at every block - no stop lights - we used to call it "Stopsdale. Some drug stores had ice cream fountains where they also served food.

The only decent sea food restaurant in town back then was the Lobster Trap and 16th Street just north of Camelback. That was so much fun! There used to be an insurance building on Central Avenue south of Thomas Rd.

Ah, such wonderful memories! Thanks for the happy walk down memory lane! I really loved reading everyone's posts. Brings back a lot of memories. I moved to Phoenix in If my memory is correct, the population was only about , then.

The Westward Ho Hotel was the tallest building in the city. I moved to California for 20 years and was always surprised at how much the Valley had changed. I'm back now and miss the old Phoenix, but time marches on. Does anyone recall the name? That Mexican restaurant was called Willie and Guillermos. And there was a third Farrell's at Christown. I saw Doug Kershaw there with my parents. It was on the east side of the road.

I think Buck Owens owned it or performed there too. Here's Marbles clubs recipe if anyone wants it. The best zucchini and mushrooms I ever had by far. Two places that I remember that haven't been mentioned. First us a buffet called The Filling Station that was on Osborn and maybe 3rd street. Also a video game arcade called Jukebox Junction on Indian School and central. Willie and Guillermo's were the same guys from Chicago who owned Lunt Ave. Another of my favorite Tempe hangouts was Dr. Munchies owned by Jack Gartley who was one of the original vintage car shows guys in the Valley.

Country and disco upstairs like Dooleys, was originally owned by Waylon Jennings. Later, Anderson's Fifth Estate is where I ended my bar-crawling days. Miner's Camp Restaurant-best in the world!!! I was moved to Phoenix from San Diego I was 5 yo. As a teen my most fond memories were cruseing Central ave. I dated a few of the car hops at Bob's. My Fav was Robin I lost track of her long a go. Do you recall all of the country western dance halls in the 50's 60's Marty Robbins played at Fred Cares 35 th ave.

Really enjoyed reading your blog. Does anyone remember, or better yet, have a photo of the house near downtown Phoenix in the 70's that had the family made out of cans in the front yard? I also remember weekend movies on channel 5 with Jack Ross and his wife Aquennetta. Criuzing central from the libray on Macdowell to wienerstitezel Wallace and Ladmo saterday morning show in Christown theater's tubing the salt river.

Apache Blvd in Tempe Eric somebody or other was the GM there at the time Bill Heywood with his running gag about "Sweatmore Enterprises" was another radio jock that people listened to from the 60s on. I took several dates to the third Farrells in Christown, and before that, Wallace and Ladmo had their Saturday Movie Matinee shows at the Christown theater.

Learning to bowl at Bowl near the Bob's Big Boys. Having a sandwich at nearby Funny Fellows. Buying model airplanes from Webster's Hobby Shop which was near the restaurant that became Lunt Avenue, another place I took dates to. The Peppertree aon 7th Ave. I was the first "bus-girl" hired there, June Met an interesting guy that summer working there.

I won tickets from them to see Weird Al and rode there on my bike to get them, I thought it was the coolest thing ever LOL. Such great stories, memories! I learned how to ice skate at Metrocenter. You could climb Squaw Peak at night and see the stars and city lights, Cloud 9 too I think it was part of Biltmore Golf course not sure. There were dollar movies at Valley West Mall, my first job was at the Karmelcorn there, people would come buy popcorn from me and sneak it into the movie.

The neighborhood kids would just migrate from house to house, pool to pool if you had one. I remember when Royal Palm park was called Butler park. I also remember when butler park was a open field lined by orange trees and had horses grazing in it, and belonged to a rancher who had sold off most of his ranch for the subdivision that surrounded him between Dunlap and Northern 15th lane and 7th ave. There were open canals that led from Dunlap to the ranch and we would spend hours traveling down them catching fish and craw-daddies.

Neighborhood Rodeos with all the horse properties in the area. No bridges over the canal to get into Sunnyslope. Had to cross he bride ay 19th ave and Hatcher to go to town of Sunnyslope. Or is is Ave? I can never remember! I believe they just recently closed again. I was born and raised in Phoenix, lived just off of 35th Ave and Peoria. I remember a lot of these things such as yes, I used Conceived by Nature, the Gemco where my parents bought a tv that swiveled. But what I remember and miss the most are the orange blossoms.

How what felt like the entire city smelled of orange blossoms in the spring. That Meto was "the Mall". And we lost our home because of the flood control.

We lived on the canal and were one of the houses that was taken Phoenix back in the day was a wonderful place to grow up and I have such fond memories Thanks for the blog and reminders I remember when Marge was the hostess of Open House on channel 5. It came on at noon and my mom watched it every day. East and West High Schools. We used to watch the fireworks at West Town, from our roof. I worked at the Blair movie theater at Metro Center.

Now it is just a cement slab next to the library. I was the graveyard cook! Remember when Thomas mall had big fish tanks, we used to go for feeding time for the piranha, what about the white Quartz mountains, or the Pancho's at Scottsdale mall? Or there were actual stockyards south of Legand City, and the Cudahey meat packing co.

Someone posted a comment about remembering a restaurant in Phoenix or Scottsdale that had animatronic birds in cages and served animal-shaped Jello! It was not around long, maybe years but I am so happy it was a real place! Thanks for the memories. It was on Scottsdale Rd.

Waylon Jennings played there and there was a huge portrait of him over the bar. I also saw Doug Kershaw there--great place. When Pv mall had a fountain outside the lil food court area then. I can still vaguely picture it Going to the movies at the theater at 32nd and Shea. I remember my moms friend took me there to see ET and then took me to get my ears pierced for my 5th birthday. When McDonald's play place was McDonald's play land and it was out side -the hamburglar , the fry guys And playing tether ball and four square at school.

Sheesh, no one mentioned swimming at the Flumes out in way west valley, Dangerous and exciting. Or watching classics at Sombrero Playhouse on 7th or waiting in the huge line to see Star Wars at the Cine Capri, the original.

Or when Park Central was the only mall in town. But then I remember shopping at department stores downtown before Park Central opened. I remember getting to Shea by driving on "the Dreamy Draw," and 45 cents got 3 scoops at Thrifty. Remember Humpty Dumpty restaurant north of Camelback on Central. It was not far from Willy and Geurmos. Anyone remember the drive-in movie theater that was located at N Cave Creek Rd. When my parents ran it, it was called the Valley Drive-In.

Spent a lot of time there watching movies. Boy, what fun to read all the comments posted. I moved to Phoenix in the late 70's. Remember so many of the places, restaurants, parks, malls.

Loved running around the whole city. Many happy memories there. I worked at Long Hair Inc. But my husband worked there full time. There was 3 owners, 3 full time employees, including the chemist. Loved the conceived by nature hair products. Used to go along on deliveries to the hair salons. What memories this brings back!!! Someone wanted to know the name of the record shop on Central in the 70's.

What about the Sun Club in Tempe? Seen many awesome punk shows there! Grandfather used to watch Rose Mofford play softball when she was young. Quad riding near 7st and tbird the Pointe hotel was only thing there. Levis from Yellow Front I waited on cars on a unicycle there on fridays when the girls were cheering at the high school.

How about the Super Slide next to Mr. Lucky's on Grand Avenue? I spend many a summer night there. You'd slide down on pieces of burlap. We'd always try to "pull up" on the various drop downs and really fly high usually killing ourselves when we landed on the fiberglass slide! Nelsons swimming pool over on 19th Ave?? Took swim lessons there. Grew up just off Central, between Northern and the canal. I remember my very first rock concert at Compton Terrace, Cheap Trick. Me and a few friends sat there on a blanket on a nice night,sharing a cigarette with other concert goers,not a care at all.

And I can remember cruising Metrocenter and getting to meet Paul Westphal. I had so much fun growing up,it couldn't be done in todays world though. Its population grew by Life expectancy in India is at 68 years, with life expectancy for women being The number of Indians living in urban areas grew by The slowing down of the overall growth rate of population was due to the sharp decline in the growth rate in rural areas since The improvement in literacy rate in rural area is two times that in urban areas.

India is home to two major language families: Other languages spoken in India come from the Austroasiatic and Sino-Tibetan language families. India has no national language. Each state and union territory has one or more official languages, and the constitution recognises in particular 22 "scheduled languages".

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British Journal of Political Science. Archived from the original on 21 May Scottsdale, 31 miles long and Carefree is located along the western boundary, as well as sharing Scottsdale's northern boundary with the Tonto National Forest.

To the south Scottsdale is bordered by Tempe. The area which would include what would become Scottsdale was originally inhabited by the Hohokam , from approximately BC to AD.

Under still-mysterious circumstances, the Hohokam disappeared around or , the most likely theory having to do with a prolonged drought. The area's later occupants, the Pima and O'odham also known as the Papago , are thought to be the direct descendants of the Hohokam people.

For example, until the late s, there was a still-occupied traditional dwelling on the southeast corner of Indian Bend Road and Hayden Road. Currently, those Pima who live within Scottsdale reside in newer homes rather than traditional dwellings. In the early to mid s, U. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott visited the Salt River Valley and was impressed with the region and its potential for agriculture. In , these settlers established the Scottsdale Public School system, [13] and opened the first schoolhouse, which was followed by the opening of the first general store by J.

Davis, which also housed the first post office for Scottsdale in In , both the Phoenix Street Railway Company and a competitor, the Salt River Valley Electric Railway Company, proposed building streetcar lines to Scottsdale [23] but due to an economic downturn, neither was built.

Between and , due to the construction of the Granite Reef and Roosevelt dams in and , respectively , Scottsdale's population experienced a boom, growing steadily during those years.

Scottsdale became a small market town providing services for families involved in the agricultural industry. Although cotton is still grown in southern Arizona, Scottsdale's cotton boom ended with the loss of government contracts at the end of the war. In , a second resort was opened on 12 acres of the property owned by the artist Jessie Benton Evans. Called the Jokake Inn, meaning "mud house," the structure still stands on the grounds of the world-famous Phoenician Resort. The Depression years saw an influx of artists and architects to Scottsdale, which included, in , the internationally renowned Frank Lloyd Wright.

In , Wright and his wife purchased desert acres at the foot of the McDowell Mountains and established what is now known as Taliesin West , his winter home and his architectural firm's Southwestern headquarters. Many buildings throughout the region were designed by the famous architect. Among the more significant events during the years of World War II was the opening of Thunderbird II Airfield in which later became Scottsdale Airport , [28] where 5, pilot cadets received their primary flight training before the war's end.

Scottsdale was the site of a German prisoner of war camp at the current intersection of Scottsdale and Thomas Roads in what today is Papago Park. In , the town continued to grow as Motorola became the first of many technology companies to build a plant in Scottsdale.

They would follow with a second plant in The town began a period of rapid population growth after its incorporation in , growing from 2, to 10, residents during the s. Flood plains throughout history have been enticing locations for development due to their flatness, ease of building and inexpensiveness.

This is even more temptation in a desert environment, when flooding so rarely happens. As Scottsdale expanded, the Indian Bend Wash virtually bisected the city in half north to south.

At the same time, the Army Corps of Engineers began to look into the problems of flooding in Maricopa County. Over the course of the next several years, they would present several plans, which all revolved around constructing concrete canals and levees to channel and divert the flood waters, as well as building bridges over the canal, similar to the storm drains of Los Angeles.

However, during MCFCD meetings held between and , a different course of action was being developed. This plan would become known as the multi-use, or Greenbelt, concept. The two concepts were at odds with one another until the canal plan was defeated in a bond referendum in In a study was commissioned which validated the Greenbelt concept as a way to prevent flood damage.

After a major flood in , work on the Greenbelt project began in earnest, and continued through , by which point the major Greenbelt was completed, although minor projects continue through the current day. The s and 70s continued to see the city's growth, the population exploding to almost 68, by The city, which in had spanned 5 square miles, had expanded its borders to now encompass 62 square miles.

One of the largest of these was the McCormick ranch, a 4, acre ranch serving much of the eastern boundary of Scottsdale and was owned by Fowler and Anne McCormick. Fowler's paternal grandfather was Cyrus McCormick , the inventor of the grain reaper, and his maternal grandfather was John D.

In , the "east Shea" section, bordering Fountain Hills , was annexed by the city, expanding its area from This was followed by a four-year period from to during which the city annexed almost 80 additional square miles. Faced with this rapid expansion and growth, many residents became concerned about losing their southwestern scenery. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy was born in In , the citizens of Scottsdale voted to implement a sales tax to purchase acreage for this purpose. When completed, the 36, acres planned for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve will be nearly one-third of Scottsdale's land area, equal in size to Bryce Canyon National Park.

From its official incorporation in with a population of 2,, the city of Scottsdale has grown to a Census count of , It is now the state's sixth-largest city. Scottsdale is commonly defined by its high quality of life, and in was one of several cities to receive a "Most Livable City" award from the United States Conference of Mayors.

Carefree is located along the eastern boundary, as well as sharing Scottsdale's northern boundary with the Tonto National Forest. According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of From the s through the s, several large manufacturing companies in the Scottsdale and Tempe areas used the solvent trichloroethylene TCE in their manufacturing and operating processes.

The city also developed a robot arm garbage truck, replacing crews who dumped cans into a train of open trailers pulled by a truck, with a single operator sitting in an air conditioned cab. The city is loosely divided into four areas: South Scottsdale has for many years been the working class region of Scottsdale.

In recent years, many of these dealerships have left the city, including 6 in alone. Old Town Scottsdale is an area with many streets, old fashion stores, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and art galleries. It contains the major nightlife for the area and is a major art center of metro Phoenix. Scottsdale's main cultural district is also in this area, which includes the high-end Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall , one of the twenty largest malls in the United States,.

The Shea Corridor is so named because it is in close proximity to the east-west running Shea Boulevard. The houses in this region were generally built during the s.

Real estate in the Shea Corridor Central Scottsdale has increased during the s, and overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale real estate market saw the largest gain in house prices in the nation during the mids with a A large portion of Scottsdale Road in the Shea Corridor has been dubbed the Resort Corridor for the high number of resorts locating on the street.

The second Ritz Carlton in the Phoenix metropolitan area will be constructed along this corridor. North Scottsdale is currently the most actively developed area of Scottsdale as it was historically the least built up.

Much of the residential boom in North Scottsdale is driven by available land to build coupled with the fast growth of Scottsdale Airpark , the second largest employment center in the Phoenix metropolitan, and estimated to become the largest by Scottsdale's climate is arid.

Winters are mild to warm and summers are extremely hot. The lowest temperature ever recorded in the city is As of the census of , there were , people, there are 69, owner-occupied housing, 32, renter occupied, and , households residing in the city. The population density was 1, There were , housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the city was There were , households out of which According to the census In the city the population was spread out with The median age was 42 years.

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