According to an article from the Historical Society archives entitled Wright’s Market At Queen Creek Robbed Of $900, "…the night of March 31, two unidentified persons broke into Wright’s Market at Queen Creek making off with the safe and its contents valued at more than $900. The culprits, it is reported, entered the store through the front and office doors, loaded the safe possibly on a truck and hauled it a mile out on the desert where it was blown open."
The year was 1949.
- Barry Goldwater was elected to the Phoenix City Council.
- A new Dodge could be purchased for under $1,800.
- Jacque Mercer from Litchfield, Arizona was crowned Miss America. She was the last Miss America to be born somewhere other than in a hospital.
- Motorola’s Arizona presence was established.
- Heavy spring run-off from melting snow caused minor flooding on the Gila River.
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation was founded. It has demonstrated how preservation can play an important role in strengthening a sense of community and improving the quality of life.
- And these bright-eyed young students below were attending 4th grade at “Old Main!"