Back to School
In 1871, the first school in Phoenix opened with 20 students, and held classes in the Maricopa County Courthouse.
We Are Fans!
Fans have been around for thousands of years, but electrical fans have existed for only a fraction of that time.
Spicing it Up
Chiles are as American as it gets, with a history that goes back thousands of years.
Victorian clothing and summer heat were a little more compatable than you think. But only a little.
Victorians didn't have TV, radio, or the internet. How did they all not die of boredom? Through music.
Mail-Order Hardware and Houses
At the turn-of-the-century, buying things from mail-order catalogs was just as popular as ordering things off the internet is for us today. They could even order and ship entire houses.
Victorian Cures & Quacks
Going to the doctor during the Victorian Era could have killed you...
It’s the Limit
Phoenix had a speed limit as early as 1894, but speed limits had been around long before that, and before motorized vehicles were populating roadways.
Two Deeds and a Con
The Rossons paid a conman for land they already owned, but they weren't the only ones tricked by James A. Reavis.