These 15 Photos Of Arizona In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing
By Monica Spencer|Published January 29, 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 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!