february, 2021

25feb6:00 pm7:00 pmAsk The Author: Arizona’s Cold War (Virtual Event)

Event Details

Did you know that U-2 pilots trained in Arizona? How did companies like Motorola become economic powerhouses?  Join the Arizona Historical Society on Thursday, February 25 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a presentation and discussion about how the Cold War transformed Arizona. Journal of Arizona History author Jason H. Gart will explore the crucial early post-World War II period when the rise of the defense industry dramatically changed Arizona’s economy. From electronics and aerospace to manufacturing and production facilities, learn how these well-known (and some secret CIA!) entities operated throughout communities in the state.


You can read Jason’s article “The Defense Establishment in Cold War Arizona, 1945–1968”  for a limited time for free on Project MUSE. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/737794


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