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Abstract Ann has lived in Phoenix for 76 years and remembered quite a bit about the mall and what the area was like before it was built. In the beginning she spoke about her parents moving separately from Tennessee in the 20s and 30s, respectively. Then she went on to describe her childhood neighborhood and how it was a nice place to grow up with lots of other children and nice foliage. Ann explains how, before Park Central was there, in the area of the dairy farm, there was a car-hop style restaurant that served hamburgers, hot dogs, milkshakes and a (she learned later) strip club with interesting lights. Then when the mall was built some people were unsure about it and were wondering why something like it would be built so far from where downtown ... (more)
Created Date 2018-04-18
Contributor (Not provided), Ann (Interviewee) / England, John (Interviewer)
Subject Park Central Mall / Early Phoenix / Goldwaters
Type Sound
Extent 46:03
Language English
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