Friday, May 10, 2013

Oh, the Humanity!

Check out this video showing the population growth in Tucson from the dusty cow town of 1870 to the building of University of Arizona, the U.S.C.G.S Magnetic Observatory (Morris K Udall Park), Hughes Aircraft (Raytheon) and Davis Monthan Air Force Base to the sprawl to the east, south, north and west.

Reminds me of those propaganda films they used to show us in elementary school in the '60s. The Red Menace spreading like blood over Southeast Asia. For you young 'uns, the Red Menace was Communism, which scared us into the Vietnam War and the arms race with Russia. Makes me kind of nostalgic for the days when all we had to worry about was enemies who put their insignia on their planes, had identifiable leadership and locations, and for the most part stayed over on the other side of the world.

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