City of Mesa, AZ

Fun with History - Arizona and the Movies


photo of movie exhibit

Arizona was a popular location for making movies from the earliest days of the film industry. Find out if your favorite movie was filmed in Arizona. See yourself in an Arizona movie!

photo of a stagecoach

Although a popular image in the movies, stagecoaches such as this one from the O.S. Stapley Company were an important mode of transportation and were used to carry passengers along the Apache Trail to the Roosevelt Dam construction site in the early 1900s.

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