Our Stories: First Stop and Last Stop- Car Culture of the East Valley's State Route 87
Go back to the heyday of car travels of the 1950s and 1960s. Explore the history of the hotels, service stations, and the neon signs associated with them where travelers made their last stop before heading south to Tucson or their first stop on their return to the Valley.
Vic Linoff, East Valley historian and President of the Mesa Preservation Foundation, will discuss the motels and neon of Mesa's Main Street. Chandler Museum Administrator Jody Crago will cover the stops along Arizona Avenue in Chandler when "Color Television" on a hotel sign made people hit their brakes and check-in.
- Saturday, September 9, 2017
- 10:30am - 12:00pm
- Monsoon Room