I'm greatly impressed by all the feedback and historic vignettes about people and places in our neighborhood history. Two preserve all of this as a basis for future articles, I'm posting the essence of the emails responding to the request I made for feedback and historic tips. I am seeking collaborators and history leads to discover more of our history. If anyone is good at recording oral histories (I'm not), that would be especially useful.
This is my email regarding history research and asking for your help:
Using Newspapers.com, I've found material to publish several articles per week on the Historic Armory Park blog (historicarmorypark.net). Articles from our past provide context for things happening today. To date, I have moved forward from the earliest issues of the Arizona Daily Star searching for references to Armory Park. Most are not of current interest, rental ads and meetings for example. Some, however, seem relevant to the issues of our time. Future searches will be more issue focused. I could really use help identifying good subjects for these searches. Names of prominent past community residents would be particularly helpful.