Fry Building: Marriage, Murder & Mischief


August 8th, 2019

38 mins 55 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

This weeks episode is full of murder, mystery, and mischief all dating back to Arizona’s territorial times. We met up with our new friend Mike Bell at Majerle’s Sports Grill in downtown Phoenix. What he shared with us was the completion of his research on the colorful and fascinating past of the historic Fry Building that Thunder Dan’s namesake restaurant calls home. It's a true wild west story that tells the tale of a woman that journeyed to Arizona for a new life and through some savvy business dealings and ‘relationships’ she wound up being one of the state’s largest landowners. At the time of her passing Governor George W.P Hunt ordered flags state wide to be lowered to half-mast in recognition of her contributions to Arizona. Enjoy this episode about the true wild west beginnings of Phoenix.

Also, check out Mikes four part series for more of the gritty details and intrigue of the Fry Building here: The Fry Building: A Hidden Pioneer History