Look Back, Dec. 21, 1972

(File photo)

(File photo)

 

43 years ago

Did you know that the Apache Junction Independent is the local Chamber of Commerce’s oldest official member? The Independent, then the Apache Sentinel, published by James Brooks, was launched in 1959 and became a chamber member in 1960. Independent Newspapers purchased the Sentinel in 1971, and changed the newspaper’s name to the Independent in 1983.

Forty-three years ago this week the top news stories for the Dec. 21, 1972, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: An Apache Junction woman spent a year repairing broken dolls and rebuilding others so 100 local girls who wouldn’t have had a doll for Christmas are assured of one now.

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