The Joan De Arc Crusader presents
A Tribute to a Bygone Arizona Amusement Park
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A Tribute to a Bygone Arizona Amusement Park
Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Introduction

Legend City - Front Gate
Legend City was originally conceived in the late 1950s by Louis E. Crandall as Arizona's answer to Disneyland. For kids living in the Phoenix area in the '60s and '70s, it was an entertainment mecca, a unique and fun place for a magical afternoon or evening out. Opened in 1963 and closed forever in 1983, Legend City will long be remembered for its Old West atmosphere, cool rides, charming attractions and presentation of such splendid local talent as Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Sandy Gibbons, Dolan Ellis, Mike Condello, Hub Kapp, and of course, Wallace and Ladmo. Join us now in the celebration of a vanished treasure in Phoenix entertainment history...

Many of the images used on this site are from private collections, and this copyrighted material may not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of JPB Publishing Ltd. Our sincerest thanks to Louis Crandall, Brad Zinn, Dick Kraus, Carol Risch, Ed and Nanci Keener, Johnny Franklin, Jan Rush, John Muessle, Dave DuPree, Rick Mitchell, Jason Etzel and Rob Cook for their assistance and inspiration in the development of this Web site.

Click on any of the gallery links below to view the available photos.

50th Anniversary Event
Fans, friends, family and former employees of Legend City gathered together at t...
28 Photos
Beginnings
Legend City under construction, circa 1962-63. These intriguing photos reveal th...
18 Photos
Closing Days
Legend City closed its doors for the last time on Sunday, September 4, 1983. The...
29 Photos
Opening Day
Legend City opened its doors to the world for the first time on June 29, 1963. T...
9 Photos
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