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A catastrophic economic downturn that began in the summer of 1929 resulted in the decade-long recession called The Great Depression. At its lowest point over 10 million Americans, Arizonans included,…

During the 1950s, the resurgent national economy enabled more Americans to travel in search of recreation and leisure. The Salt River Valley's inviting weather, unique landscapes, and rapidly…

Since the first group of Mormon Pioneers arrived in fifteen wagons in 1877 to found the city of Mesa, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have worked to build and…

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Salt River Stories brings the history, cultures, and communities of the Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Tempe metro area to your fingertips. Salt River Stories is created by students & faculty at Arizona State University in collaboration with the community.  It is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework available for both Android and iOS devices.