April Fools’ Facts
People have been celebrating days like April Fools' Day for hundreds of years, across the whole world! Even stodgy Victorians got in on the act.
Arizona has a great history of America's pastime, from its Territorial days, to the present.
Traffic accidents involving early cars were often just as dangerous for the driver and passengers as they were for pedestrians on the street.
Arizona's prohibition on alcohol lasted for 18 years, but that's only one in a long line of regulations on alcohol in this state.
Thanksgiving in Early Phoenix
Victorians went out to eat and watched football on Thanksgiving. Sign us up!
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.