Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Great Idea!

The following viewpoint was posted on by the Arizona Preservation Foundation. It presents and excellent idea, which can be implemented at a fraction of the cost and in time for the Centennial. The viewpoint is quoted below in its entirety.

"Viewpoint: Why recognize Arizona's 5C's in only 1 place: Phoenix? Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 8:36pm

We're still trying to figure out this proposed Arizona Centennial Museum as espoused by Gov. Jan Brewer and retired Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Jones, co-chairs of the Arizona Centennial Commission (

Sure the current Arizona Mineral & Mining Museum could use some sprucing up, but why not think big? If it's the 5C's you want, then keep the Capitol Mall museum focused on "copper" (i.e., all minerals and related industries historical, current, and future) and find four other locations across the state for similar museums focused on the other 4C's: cattle, cotton, climate, and citrus.

Why muck up a good thing? Why plop everything into one building? Why does Phoenix get this museum? Why not "spread the wealth?"

Granted we do live in tough economic times, and the funding for the proposed Arizona Centennial Museum is to be 100% private sector monies. But if other communities are contemplating Centennial projects of their own, why not offer up this idea as an option?

Just an idea.."

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