Books about Del E. Webb, Sun City and Sun City West
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Jubilee. The 25th Anniversary of Sun CityJubilee records the events which transformed the 10,000-acre Marinette cotton plantation into a retirement community that set a new standard for the world. Experts said a community solely for the elderly was destined to fail, but Del Webb and the Webb Corporation proved them wrong. Opened on January 1, 1960, 237 homes were sold the first weekend, and Sun City was completed in less than 20 years with a final population of nearly 40,000 adults.
Del Webb: A Man. A Company.Finnerty, Margaret Second edition text by Tara Blanc and Jessica McCann ISBN 0-929690-34-6 © 1991 Del Webb Corporation Reprinted July 2008 with permission of Pulte Homes, Inc. This biography recounts the life of Del Webb and the company he built – a great American success story of a youth who had to leave high school to help support his family, and who went on to build one of the largest construction companies in America. An avid baseball player as a youth, he would eventually own America’s premiere baseball team – the New York Yankee
Sun City West Silver Celebration – The First 25 YearsNewcomers to Sun City West are impressed with its gently curving streets, neat homes, lovely landscaping, lush golf courses, and inviting recreation centers. Few of them realize that 25 years ago, this was the home of the Circle One Livestock Company with its thousands of cattle – land that, according one rancher, was “fit only for raising lizards. From the Introduction, Sun City West Silver Celebration.