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High School Sports: Lost Arizona History Preserved in ‘Who is Gym?’

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After officiating high school football and baseball in Arizona for nearly 30 years, it occurred to Scott Hanson that there was a piece of Arizona history that was slipping away: the who and the why high schools, their football stadiums, baseball fields and gymnasiums were named. Here Hanson discusses how he came to write Who Is Gym and what the book is all about: Do you know the history behind your high school alma mater’s football field? Or the gym? Or the school itself? If not, you are not alone. A three-year project has resulted in the uncovering and preservation of the stories behind Arizona’s high school sports venues, culminating with new history book, Who is Gym? I have been…

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