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This Is What Arizona Looked Like 100 Years Ago…It May Surprise You

Getting a glimpse into the past is one of the best aspects of photography’s history. With some light and the push of a button, we get a permanent record of everything in life; from the delicate fingers of a newborn to a landscape before development blocks its view.

Today, we’re going to take a look at Arizona’s past from roughly one century ago. Plenty has changed since then, including landscape, jobs, fashion, and daily life. If you’re curious how life looked in Arizona back then, check out the photos below.

Were there any places you recognized? What do you think Arizona will look like in another 100 years? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Facebook page!

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.