Most People Have Never Seen These 12 Photos Taken During World War II In Arizona
By Monica Spencer|Published February 16, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
World War II ended just over 70 years ago and it changed the lives of millions worldwide. Today, despite its prevalence in media and still-living survivors, the war seems so far away from many Americans, both in terms of time and distance. Movies, novels, and TV shows rarely depict life during this period at home, in part because most of the action was happening overseas or along the coasts. If you were ever curious about what life was like for Arizonans during the war, here’s a brief glimpse at what it looked like.