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Stuck in Traffic – 1920 Style (access required)

The “huge” amount of traffic in Downtown Phoenix in 1920.By 1920, Phoenix was booming. The 1919 census reported a population of 29,053. The chamber of commerce happily reported that Phoenix had gained 500 people each year for the past 60 years. After World War I, the use of the automobile began to dominate transportation. Cars were ...

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