Touring Scottsdale's Hotel Valley Ho

In 1956, Scottsdale was a small city of 7,000 residents. The one-square-mile agricultural town was considered a long drive from Phoenix. Scottsdale started gaining popularity with winter visitors. Tourism and high-end shopping began to boom -- and the Hotel Valley Ho was born.

Jackalope Ranch took a tour of the hotel, the first in Scottsdale to have central air conditioning, to learn more about its history (and snap a few photos, too). Here's what we found.

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Laura Armenta