Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, Jan. 18

This Week in Winslow History<br>

12 years ago

Winslow Unified School District Supt. Wayne Peters planned to retire at the end of the 1993 school year. He had spent eight years in the position and another eight as Assistant Superintendent. In 33 years in education he also served as Winslow High School principal and assistant principal.

32 years ago

The city was making big plans to celebrate Memorial Day, 1973. A dedication ceremony and parade were planned for downtown and a big air show at the Winslow Airport included the Army Parachute Team. Concerts were planned throughout the weekend celebration.

62 years ago

City Hall, railroad buildings and the high school were demolished by bombs — cardboard bombs. In a mock air raid of Winslow and Holbrook, four planes flew overhead dropping 75 cardboard disks on Winslow this week in 1943. Everything within a 300-yard radius would be destroyed. High winds were expected to aid fires caused by the bombs resulting in more than half the city being completely destroyed, according to officials monitoring the mock attack. Even with emergency forces mobilized, the destruction would be too great for them to save the city.

82 years ago

Construction of a new City Hall was expected to begin soon this week in 1923. The two-story building included a jail and offices for the city marshal and deputy sheriff in the rear and the fire department in front. The upstairs housed city offices and council chambers, which doubled as a courtroom. Voters approved a bond for construction of the building, today used as the Senior Center, some time earlier. The total cost of the project was expected to be around $8,000.

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