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Michael Maglich (1945–2007)

Travel Quotes Bus Shelters

Born in Buffalo, New York, Michael Maglich was six months old when his family relocated to Phoenix. In the 1960s, he graduated from the prestigious Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, which later became the California Institute of the Arts. Maglich returned to Phoenix in the early 1990s. Known for the signature wit and wry humor that he brought to his work, Maglich created public art in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.

Placed along Indian School Road, between Hayden Road and 68th Street, these bus shelters contain travel-related quotes on the pillars. Wisdom from the famous and infamous advise us, extolling the symbolism, benefits, and trials, of traveling. A few:

“This is the fifth trip I’ve made today, and I haven’t been anywhere yet.” — Groucho Marx

“Travel teaches toleration.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither

regardeth the crying of the driver.” — Job 39:7, Old Testament

“Tell the boys I’m coming home.” — last words of Wilbur Underhill, bank robber

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