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Past Meets Present at Arizona Heritage Center

The Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park is truly a hidden gem. While most may already know about the importance of the 5 C’s: copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, and climate, the museum explores each one in detail. Uncover the history of Arizona through permanent exhibits that tell the story of the early settlers, natives and newcomers, along with the massive transformation Arizona has gone through since WWII.

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“Cool” Summer Outing: The Hall of Flame Museum

Have you been to the Hall of Flame Fire Museum? This hidden gem in Phoenix is the largest firefighting museum in the world.HallofFlame_FireTruck_1Explore nearly an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. Most of the exhibits are American, but they also have pieces from England, France, Austria, Germany, and Japan. The …

A Hotel With History

How much do you know about the history of Hotel Valley Ho? It has been a Downtown Scottsdale landmark since it opened on December 20, 1956. Husband and wife Robert and Evelyn Foehl developed and managed the resort, living on site in a private apartment with a courtyard garden.

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Architect Edward L. Varney was commissioned to design the hotel. He was extremely forward thinking, sub-structuring …