09. A Town Supporting "Willie"

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    Thousands of pilots in training and their families lived in Chandler.  The proximity of the base to the city brought an economic boom for Chandler.  Neighborhoods sprung up and new businesses opened.  Chandler’s downtown flourished as the nearest commercial development to the base.  The Air Force used Chandler’s Valley National Bank to distribute payroll, encouraging people to spend their money in Chandler.

     

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