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History banners showcase community swag Thirty banners separated into five

sets, each featuring a different aspect of Chandler’s early history, will be on display in local libraries and at various community events for the next seven months. A joint project of the Chandler Library and Chandler Museum, the banners feature the stories of some of the most prominent people and businesses shaping the community’s history. They profile city founder Dr. Alexander John Chandler and his family, along with his efforts to bring irrigation to the desert and his relationship with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The San Marcos Hotel is highlighted, as is the role the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company played in building up the South Chandler area. Now through Mon., May 28, the

banners will rotate between the four Chandler Libraries: Downtown, Sunset, Hamilton and Basha. They will also display at public events like the Pioneer Luncheon on Fri., April 27; the Happy 100th Birthday, Chandler! Celebration on Thu., May 17; and the Chandler Bash of the Century at Tumbleweed Park on Sat., May 19. From Tue., May 29 through Fri., Nov. 2, the banners will display on a rotational schedule in the Chandler- Gilbert Community College library. Schools and other organizations

wanting to host one of the banner displays in 2012 can contact Chandler Library Assistant Charles Jean at 480-782-2847. Learn more about Chandler Centennial events at

READY, SET, RIDE: Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny officially kicks off the Chandler Century Bike Ride, a 7.4-mile Family Fun Ride on the Paseo Trail along the Consolidated Canal, plus a 39-mile intermediate route, and a 65-mile advanced bike route through Chandler and adjacent communities. Photo courtesy of City of Chandler

FAMILY EVENT: More than 400 riders, including nearly 100 children, rode in the bike event starting and ending at Tumbleweed Park last month. Photo courtesy of City of Chandler

BANNER MILESTONES: A display of banners honors the Chandler’s Centennial by showcasing the city’s more poignant historical moments. Submitted photo

April 21 – May 4, 2012




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