Look Back in Apache Junction, Oct. 26, 1972

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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 Oct. 26, 1972, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: A tornado and two-day storm flipped a mobile home in the Superstition Mountains foothills onto its roof and caused $250,000 in damages in the Apache Junction area. A total of 2.99 inches of water was reported over the two days. In a previous two-day storm two weeks prior, 2.40 inches of rain was reported.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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