Apache Junction — American Legion Apache Junction Post 27
American Legion Apache Junction Post 27 ¹
Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the U.S. state of Arizona. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city was 35,840, most of whom lived in Pinal County. Apache Junction is named for the junction of the Apache Trail and U.S. Highway 60. Superstition Mountain, the westernmost peak of the Superstition Mountains, is nearby. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 34.2 square miles (89 km²), all land. The town is bounded by the Superstition Mountains (a federal wilderness area and home of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine) on the east, the Goldfield Mountains with the Bulldog Recreation Area on the north and the city of Mesa, Arizona on the west. Goldfield Ghost Town, a popular tourist spot preserved from former prospecting days, nestles near the western face of Superstition Mountain just off Highway 88 (Apache Trail).
American Legion Apache Junction Post 27 has a Lockheed T-33A-5-LO “Shooting Star” (AF 53-6008, c/n 580-9540) mounted on a pylon. A very special thanks to AFIA (A Friend In Arizona) and David Ritter for sending us the following photos.
Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star (AF 53-6008, c/n 580-9540) on display (5/16/2011) at the American Legion Apache Junction Post 27, Apache Junction, Arizona (Photos by AFIA)
Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star (AF 53-6008, c/n 580-9540) at the American Legion Apache Junction Post 27, Apache Junction, Arizona (Photo by David Ritter)
A very special thanks to A Friend in Arizona (AFIA) and David Ritter for providing us with photos of the aircraft at this location.
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