This deeply-researched post shed new light on the connection between two well-known AZ figures and boosted the reputation of The Arizona Report.
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BILL GEOTTL AND ZANE GREY: TWO ARIZONA LEGENDS WHO CHANGED THE STATE AND INTERTWINED THEIR LEGACIES
In March 1968, Phoenix air conditioning king Bill Goettl got a call. The Zane Grey cabin on the Mogollon Rim outside of Payson had been broken into, defaced. Rare Grey memorabilia was gone. His reaction, according to a newspaper account, was red hot rage, “in living color.”
Ironic, since the Goettl family was, and still is, associated with keeping cool (“…but it’s hard to spell,” as the ads say).
Why was the air-conditioning pioneer so upset about a minor break-in more than a hundred miles away? The answer says a lot about what makes Goettl unique to Arizona.