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The Sunnyslope Street Statues

I’ve always been a sucker for silly public art pieces like these. There are probably a dozen or so of these human-sized metal statues standing along Dunlap Street in Central Phoenix. Two of my favorites are this cowboy and this dapper-looking steampunk fellow. There are also “footprints” and tools (hatchets, picks) embedded in the sidewalks. […]


This interesting historical display is located in the Food Court area of Phoenix’s Metrocenter Mall near Dunlap and I-17. Since the photo can’t do it justice, I’ll just say that the map shows Phoenix as a small town 80+ years ago. So much has changed, including Metrocenter itself. Founded in 1973, Metrocenter was the area’s […]

Memorial Day 2019

Being a history buff, I love to post old family photos, and I figured a military theme would be appropriate for Memorial Day. I come from a long line of civilians, however. Nobody in my family got drafted. As farmers, the food we produced was critical to the war effort. So I swiped some very […]