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Country Scribe - The Handlebar in old Apache Junction

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With the development of air conditioning after World War II, the population of Phoenix exploded in all directions. 

People like sunshine and dry air, as long as they can cool off.

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In the arid Valley of the Sun, a tacky modern shag carpet was slowly rolled out over the rustic desert floor, covering all in its path -- a carpet of 16-lane superhighways, a Walgreen's every mile, and endless trailer parks, housing developments and strip malls. 

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