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These 15 Photos Of Arizona In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

Arizona started to see a busier life when the 1950s rolled around. After World War II ended and people returned to their usual lives, tourism became even more prevalent, people began moving into the state at higher rates and air conditioning became a more affordable commodity. At the same time, however, Arizona’s old rural lifestyles still thrived since industries such as ranching and farming were still major contributors to the state’s economy.

Let’s take a quick look at this time period. Hey, some of you may even remember some of it!

If you remember living in Arizona in the 1950s, we would love to hear any of your favorite memories of the time! Feel free to share here or on our Facebook page.

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at