This is one of my favorite pictures. It’s not dated but I think it’s 1956-57. This view shows the original dirt airstrip that cuts through what is now part of North Navajo drive, First Avenue, Date Street, Elm Street, etc. You can see a couple of airplanes parked at the end of the runway. The Butler Buildings weren’t there yet (they were the early school buildings located on the curve of Navajo drive near the bottom of this picture). Construction was starting for the transit homes along South Navajo Drive and the MCS trailer court in the distance. This is an amazing picture.
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My Family lived in one of the transit houses. We were one of the first to move in. My dad was working on the diversion tunnel so it was one of the first sections that went in. The water tower you were referring to (behind the transit houses) froze in about 1958 and because of expansion blew up off its base. My mother was always worried about that and did not want me to play near it. I ignored her of course. It was too fun. I learned a good lesson.
I was pretty young but I remember the Begays, the Bolins, the Perkins and the Howells (School Principle). My brother dated Edith Howell.
Henry Howe, Mrs. Howe, Edith, an unknown brother that attended Flagstaff College? and an unknown sister. Herschel ‘Roy’ Eaves. 59
I remember in 1960 me and my family moved into the transit houses I was two years old at the time