My father, Rex Hoover, Sr. when he worked at Maytag in Iowa ca: 1952-3
My Dad was the only one of his family who moved away from Iowa. I think he got his 'traveling legs' while in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He moved to Prescott, Arizona (mile high city in north-central Arizona) to work at the Veteran's Hospital there.
He always loved Arizona.