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Early Years of Sun City, Arizona
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    • Churches in Sun City

    • Churches in Sun City
    • Camera Arts Studio
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is the courtyard of the United Church of Sun City.
    • Presentation of First Anniversary birthday cake

    • Presentation of First Anniversary birthday cake
    • Del E. Webb Corporation
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Ralph Hawley, the President of the Sun City Civic Association, and Tom Austin, Del Webb Corporation activities coordinator. Tom is wearing the black suit and is holding the 1st Anniversary cake in January of 1961.
    • Sun City aerial view, 1962

    • Sun City aerial view, 1962
    • Del E. Webb Corporation
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Photographic record of the development of Sun City in a periodic aerial photo. Photos is labeled "Del E. Webb Corporation Sun City, Phase I Maricopa County, AZ." Job began 7/22/1959. Photo was taken on 6/5/62.
    • Del E. Webb and John F. Kennedy

    • Del E. Webb and John F. Kennedy
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • John F. Kennedy throwing out first pitch of a baseball game. The man standing behind and to the right of John F. Kennedy is Del E. Webb.
    • Signage for King's Inn

    • Signage for King's Inn
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Sign design reflects ambience of King's Inn built by Del Webb Company. It was located at southeast corner of Grand and 107th Avenue.
    • Aerial view of Sun City

    • Aerial view of Sun City
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Photographic record of the development of Sun City from periodic aerial photos. The photo is labeled "Del E. Webb Corporation Sun City, Phase I Maricopa County, AZ." Job began on July 22, 1959. This photo is dated June 19, 1970 and has a...
    • Building construction

    • Building construction
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Water and sewer lines being installed for first five models in Sun City. Date of photograph is November 1959 and the five models are on Oakmont Drive and 107th Avenue. The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum/Sun Cities Area Historical building is now...
    • Del Webb and Bob Hope

    • Del Webb and Bob Hope
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is a photograph of Del Webb and comedian Bob Hope. Caption reads "An avid golfer, Webb brought many celebrities, including Bob Hope, to Sun City to play."
    • Lakeview Recreation Center

    • Lakeview Recreation Center
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Aerial shot looking north of Thunderbird Avenue and Del Webb Avenue at the Lakeview Recreation Center and Viewpoint Lake. Top part of picture shows Phase II of new construction.
    • Home interior showcasing the sunken bathtub

    • Home interior showcasing the sunken bathtub
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is one of the Wheatridge Drive models, from Early Phase II, called the Cosmopolitan series 100. It had a sunken bathtub looking out into the patio.
    • Closeup - "For Active Retirement - Del Webb's ?"

    • Closeup - "For Active Retirement - Del Webb's ?"
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is a billboard on Grand Avenue approaching Sun City. The photo was taken in November of 1959. There is a large question mark in the center of the billboard because the community was unnamed at that time. For publicity reasons, the Del Webb...
    • Interior of home with pool

    • Interior of home with pool
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • New owners enjoying the "pool" in their El Dorado model. Names of homeowners are not known. Caption reads "The luxurious Phase II model home featured an indoor lap pool. The feature wasn't popular with early Sun City Residents, and only a few of...
    • Milwaukee Brewers sign

    • Milwaukee Brewers sign
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Big sign being installed at the Winter Home of the Milwaukee Brewers in Sun City.
    • King's Inn/Hiway House Coffee Brake Restaurant menu

    • King's Inn/Hiway House Coffee Brake Restaurant menu
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This menu shows prices from the Coffee House at the King's Inn at the southeast corner of 107th Avenue and Grand Avenue. Kings Inn/Hiway House was built by Del E. Webb Company. Some of the items on the menu are chopped sirloin steak with mushroom...
    • The Rhythm Ramblers

    • The Rhythm Ramblers
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • The Rhythm Ramblers band gathered poolside at Lakeview Center. They were a popular band in the manner of the "Big Band" era.
    • Heading Ranch

    • Heading Ranch
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Square dancing at Heading Ranch.
    • Celebrity Series

    • Celebrity Series
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Guy Lombardo directing his orchestra, on stage, at the Sun Bowl in 1971.
    • Sun Bowl

    • Sun Bowl
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is a photograph of a concert at the Sun Bowl in the 1970's.
    • Liberty Bell

    • Liberty Bell
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Residents contribute 7,000 pounds of metal to go into the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell was made for the United States Bicentennial.

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