Learn about Phoenix during the turn of the century and what it was like settling in The Valley.

Bob Boze Bell and old photo for web

Bob Boze Bell shares a story about what life was like for one Arizona young man around 1867 to 1880.

Phoenix 1867 to 1888: A Paper by Dr. Carol A. Poore
Phoenix 1867-1880: A Photo Presentation by Carolina Herrera
Phoenix Elementary School District #1: The History of Phoenix’ first school district and city milestones from 1871 through today.  This paper was researched and written by Dr. Ruth Ann Marston


The first school class in Phoenix, 1871.