Page Signal: Doctor Kazan

Here’s a short article about Dr. Kazan from the Page Signal and dated January 9, 1959. Dr Kazan was the only doctor in Page in those early days.

Page Signal, Doctor Kazan, dated 1-9-59. Source: Tim McDaniels

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A Day in the Life: 10-30-1958, Part Two

This is part two of my previous post featuring newspaper clippings from the October 30, 1958 edition of the Page Signal, the forerunner to the Lake Powell Chronicle. Here’s some more happenings that were printed that week:

Source: The LeGate Family Page Signal: 10-30-1958
Source: The LeGate Family
Page Signal: 10-30-1958

If my compass is correct, this is a look east along North Navajo and Seventh Avenue (now Lake Powell BLVD) is about where the photographer is located. You can see some of the early businesses  and a little of the MCS trailer court in the top right of the photo. I talked about them in some previous posts. You can see a clearer picture of those first buildings —>HERE<—

Doctor Kazan was the happy recipient of Page’s 300th phone! You can see an Continue reading “A Day in the Life: 10-30-1958, Part Two”

1959 Aerial Photo of Page, Arizona

Some of my favorite early pics of Page and the surrounding area are these old black and white aerial shots. You can really see a lot of detail and they always bring back a lot of memories of what it was like. One of the reasons I’m posting this one is because in my next post or two, I’ll be highlighting some early businesses and I want you to have a reference point for their location if you’re not familiar with it. Take a look at this:

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1959 Aerial View of Page, Arizona
Source: Terry Edwards

We have a lot to talk about in this photo. Let’s start on the right side, as you come into town on 7th Avenue. The Glen Canyon Steak House and Motel aren’t there yet, but it looks like the ground is being cleared for their construction. To the right, up Vista Ave., you get a good look at the Page Hospital and what was at that time, the USBR offices. You can see a close-up of that building and read more about it >HERE<. You can also see/read more about the hospital >HERE<. Okay, back to our journey up 7th Avenue. The next building on the left is the Page Boy Motel. The building across the street was the Vostron building and now houses the City of Page offices.

The building across from Vostron on this side of 7th Avenue is the bowling alley. The big rectangle building just this side of the bowling alley is the USBR warehouse. The white rectangle building to the left of the bowling alley in this photo was (is?) the fire station. The smaller building that’s attached to the right end of the fire station was the USBR Ranger station. The only thing I remember being in the Continue reading “1959 Aerial Photo of Page, Arizona”

If You Build It, They Will Come

These two photos from 1958 show the construction of the Page Hospital and Glen Canyon Clinic. In the shot of the clinic you can see that the top coat of pavement hasn’t been laid down on South Navajo Drive just yet. The new high school was probably under construction at this same time and would have been behind the photographer. I remember getting a lot of penicillin shots inside this building. I’m no doubt scarred for life. If you zoom in and look at the right side of the clinic, you’ll see a house under construction as well as the USBR admin building that I previously blogged about [HERE]. The back of the photo reads, “Doctor’s new clinic.”

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Photo: J. L. Digby, USBR
10/6/1958
Source: The LeGate Family

This next photo shows the hospital under construction in 1958. Notice the workers on the roof on the left side, working the electrical entrance. While walking past the hospital one day, yours truly was caught in a thunder storm and ran to the loading dock, which was near those electrical lines. While I as standing there watching the rain, lightening struck those lines and scared me to death.

In the distant background, this photo gives us a good look at Gunsight Butte and Tower Butte. In the nearer background, you can see the USBR warehouse and to the right of it, is the metal building that housed the post office for a time. You can also see the Continue reading “If You Build It, They Will Come”

Swim Meet

Here’s a cool shot of a swimming competition in the Manson Mesa Pool. This is undated, but I’m guessing very early 60s. Earlier, I posted a blog and a sweet picture of the Manson Mesa pool under construction. If you want to check out that post, click here.

Are you in this crowd? Do you remember this day? I spent many hours in this pool, but I don’t remember being there for this. This pool was on the corner of South Navajo Drive and 7th Avenue. The football field would have been behind the photographer and the Pink Sans/7th Avenue was to the right of the picture. You can see the Mountain Bell building on the left side of the picture and the hospital and USBR offices are in the background. I wrote a blog about the USBR building HERE if you want to take a look. I think the long building in the background on the right side of the picture is the old Vostron Building, which is now the Page city offices. The Manson Mesa pool is long gone.

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Undated. Photographer unknown.
Source: Terry Edwards

-Mike

First Things First

It took me a few minutes to figure this one out, but I eventually did. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so that explains a lot. This first pic is an early shot of two of the first buildings that went up in Page, if not THE first two.

First Buildings
Photo: USBR, date and photographer unknown.
Source: Terry Edwards

There weren’t any landmarks in the picture to go by, so it kind of leaves you on your own. Give up? This is the corner of Vista Ave and North Navajo Drive. The larger building is the hospital and the smaller building originally served as the USBR admin building. It’s been a number of other things since then. I talked about it and shared a really nice photo of it with you in a previous post [HERE]. Be sure to click that link if you haven’t already seen it. It’s worth the click! The dirt road between the two buildings is Vista Ave. The nicely graded road to the left is Gum Street. For reference (and because I have awesome moments) the picture below is how that same area looks today. I rotated it to match the Continue reading “First Things First”