Ocotillo Water Tower

Ocotillo Water Tower
Photo by Elise Hird

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New article int the Chandler Republic

Thanks Elise, for the heads up on this article that is scheduled to appear. http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/0219cr-watertower0220.html
Some of the follow up posts just tear my heart out. Above is one example of our history that was torn down to make way for soccer fields and parking lots. I wonder how the kids who went to this school back in the 1930's felt when it got torn down. I'm glad I got to see it and photograph it, but will my grandkids think that Chandler was always filled with red tile roofs and hairsprayed soccer moms? Why are we in such a hurry to throw things away? Does it prove how successful we are that we don't need to save anything? Isn't this the real reason that the rest of the world doesn't understand Americans? Our disposable society will be exactly what we make of it.

1 comment:

megan said...

if you notice there are only what two or three people saying to get rid of it. People move to Chandler because it is a nice place to live, what they don't realize is that it is all the history and the people that have been here forever that make it a nice place to live. This is exactly why Chris moved from Arizona, because he couldn't stand watching everything get torn down to make room for McDonalds and Starbucks (granted they do have excellent peppermint hot chocolate). I think that is why I love living in my neighborhood because it is still part of the history of Chandler