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Early Years of Sun City, Arizona
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    • 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.
    • Sunland Memorial Cemetery under construction

    • Sunland Memorial Cemetery under construction
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)/Camera Arts Studio
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Aerial view of construction at the Garden Crypts Sunland Memorial Park. It is unknown when this photo was taken.
    • Sun City aerial view, 1959

    • Sun City aerial view, 1959
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Aerial view of Sun City looking north. Construction of Sun City started on July 22, 1959. This photo was taken on December 4, 1959. Street running diagonally is 107th Avenue. Second street from bottom of picture running east to west is Grand...
    • Aerial view of early construction of Sun City

    • Aerial view of early construction of Sun City
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • An aerial view of early construction in Sun City. This is the intersection of Grand Avenue and 107th Lane. Youngtown is in background. The Hiway House is in the lower left; as is the Grand Avenue Shopping Center, the Oakmont Community Center,...
    • Arizona Bank temporary quarters

    • Arizona Bank temporary quarters
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Arizona Bank Located at 107th & Peoria Avenue. This was before the building was erected. Banking was done from temporary quarters in the bus. The Arizona Bank sign is on the side of the bus. Photos was taken in 1969.
    • 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.
    • Boswell Hospital

    • Boswell Hospital
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Boswell Hospital Auxiliary Group picture of members in front of hospital. Murray Healy, President is center front. Picture shown on "Good Morning America" television program saluting auxiliary members.
    • Bridge over Agua Fria River

    • Bridge over Agua Fria River
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Bridge over Agua Fria River on Bell Road between Sun City and Sun City West. The bridge washed out when water was released from Lake Pleasant at a very high rate for a 24-hour period to protect Waddell Dam. Del Webb Company got permission from the...
    • Opening day of first model homes in Sun City

    • Opening day of first model homes in Sun City
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Close-up of throngs visiting model homes and area on opening day, January 1, 1960. In the left forefront of picture is Myrtle Biaett and Polly McGowan (white cape) from Cotton Plant, Arkansas (information from son Vernon Biaett of Sun City, May...
    • Sun City signage

    • Sun City signage
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Electric signage located at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and Del Webb Boulevard. The sign had flashing lights that told of activities and model home information.
    • First Del Webb Development Company Sun City Sales Office

    • First Del Webb Development Company Sun City Sales Office
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • First Del Webb Development Company Sun City Sales Office. The sales office was later converted to a refreshment stop at opening of second series of model homes and then to dressing room for the Sun City Saints. The sales office is now the "Sales...
    • King's Inn

    • King's Inn
    • Petlex Studios, Inc.
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Guests enjoying the swimming pool at the King's Inn. The King's Inn is located on the southeast corner of Grand Avenue and 107th Avenue. King's Inn was built by Del Webb Construction Company.
    • 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 City Symphony

    • Sun City Symphony
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Jennings Butterfield, conducting the Sun City Symphony, in the early 1970's.
    • Sun City Library

    • Sun City Library
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)/Camera Arts Studio
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Jerry Costin is seated at table and is checking out books to Charles Nearman. Other people in this photograph are unidentified.
    • 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.
    • Lawn bowling

    • Lawn bowling
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Lawn bowling was a popular sport from the beginning of Sun City.
    • Sunshine Committee Service

    • Sunshine Committee Service
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Members of Sunshine Committee Service with equipment for the sick room. The people, from left to right, are Ann Heath, volunteer; Rev. Thistlethwaite, founder; Hazel Meyer, volunteer.

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