What Arizona's Major Cities Looked Like In The 1940s May Shock You
By Monica Spencer|Published May 10, 2016
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Arizona’s population growth exploded in the 1950s and led to some major changes in how its cities looked. If you’ve ever wondered what Phoenix, Tucson, and some of our other larger cities looked like before the population boom, you’ll definitely want to check out these photos: