Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, Feb. 22

This Week in Winslow History<br>

5 years ago

The Winslow Rotary Club named the Standin’ on the Corner Foundation Organization of the Year due to their efforts in establishing the park and “awakening a sense of pride.”

25 years ago

In a special election March 31, 1980, Winslow voters decided to sell about 100 acres of city property for a subdivision located between the Public Health Service clinic and Desert View Cemetery.

Residences would take up 66 acres with the remaining reserved for a park, playground and possibly a school.

65 years ago

On March 29, 1940, Transcontinental & Western Air (TWA) proposed expanding service from the Winslow-Lindbergh Airport with three additional direct flights to Phoenix and San Diego.

The expanded service was expected to add more ground crew jobs and increase Winslow’s importance as a hub for travelers.

90 years ago

Residents concerned about improved roads met at the Elks Lodge to form a local chapter of the Old Trails Association, which would work with the national organization to improve roads and promote the “southern route.”

With a World Exposition planned for San Francisco in the summer of 1915, Winslow expected as many as 50,000 automobiles would pass through town.

The citizens also discussed making a road to the mountains, which pleasure seekers could use for outings.

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