Class Information for Fall 2016: DEL E. WEBB AND THE HISTORY OF HIS COMMUNITIES, (4036), 3 pm to 5 pm, Thursday, December 8, RH Johnson Lecture Hall
Learn about Del E. Webb and the history of his businesses and retirement communities. Share the journey of the creation of the Sun Cities. Today, Del Webb's name is associated with more than 60 active adult communities nationwide, yet few know he was a high school drop-out who went on to own the New York Yankees, and build one of the largest construction companies in the nation. The first part of the class will cover the life of Del Webb. We'll then take a closer look at these two pioneering communities to learn how cotton and cattle gave way to the lush oasis we call home today.