Collection:
Town of Carefree, Arizona

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Carefree has been home to the famous sundial since 1959 and continues to attract tourists from around the world with its charm. With nearly four-thousand residents, Carefree boasts a beautiful mountain landscape and a rich Sonoran culture.

This collection documents the creation of the town of Carefree, the business lives of its founders (K.T. Palmer and Tom Darlington), its battle for incorporation, and the everyday activities of its residents from inception to the present day.


Carefree Sundial with Sunburst: Where the Sun Marks Time

Carefree Sundial with Sunburst: Where the Sun Marks Time