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Traffic, time slow in Guadalupe, Ariz., town rich with Yaqui traditions
Traffic, time slow in Guadalupe, Ariz., town rich with Yaqui traditions

The entrance to the town that time passed by is marked by brake lights. The speed limit is 20 mph, about half what it is on the surrounding streets of Phoenix and Tempe. So on weekday evenings the traffic backup can stretch for hundreds of yards — longer if Guadalupe's only stoplight turns red. "It's for safety," says Fidelis Garcia, a lawyer who lived most of his life here. "We have a lot of pedestrians." If not for the rushless rush hour, drivers could blink and miss the town altogether. Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe's main street, is less than a mile and a quarter long. The entire town covers just 420 acres, making it only slightly bigger...

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