Look back on Apache Junction history: June 22, 1972

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Forty-three years ago this week the top news stories for the June 22, 1972, Apache Sentinel, the precursor to the Apache Junction Independent newspaper, included: American Legion Post 27 of Apache Junction will sponsor a full day of activities celebrating the Fourth of July.

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.

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

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