El Mirage in Photos

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Lifelong residents of El Mirage remember living comfortably for decades with the nearby military base. The community became a city in 1951 and still managed to avoid rifts with military officials. After a while, the sounds of jet engines screeching overhead simply faded into the background. Jets ripping through the sky epitomized freedom and protection. And for most of Arizona, they also represented an economic boon. But never for El Mirage...full story