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From Farms To Mansions: Book Documents Midtown Phoenix's Transformation

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(Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ News)
Central Avenue in midtown Phoenix.

As the Valley is changing, it’s becoming ever more important to document our past. That’s the view of longtime Phoenix resident Derek Horn.

He spent most of his career working in city planning in Phoenix and retired a few years ago as the acting planning and development director for the city. Now, he’s written a new "Images of America" book about midtown Phoenix.

Horn will talk about his book Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m.at Changing Hands bookstore.

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.