Day One Hundred Ninety Five ~ If You Build It They Will Come

… or maybe just for a while and then not… or maybe eventually?  The Phoenix Trotting Park, built in 1964 survived for several years, but closed after facing the challenges of its distance from Phoenix and the desert climate.  That was in the 60’s.  It has stood vacant all these years, with the exception of a Hollywood moment in the late 90’s when it was used for an explosion set in the movie No Code Of Conduct.  Much has changed since the 60’s.  Perhaps this extravagant venture was ahead of its time and its time in the sun is still to come?

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3 responses

  1. You have solved a mystery for me. Every time I pass this I wonder what it is. Now I know! Thank you!

    September 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

  2. Interesting, never heard of it and I don’t even remember noticing it 🙂

    September 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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