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Glendale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sahuaro Ranch

 
 
Sahuaro Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, February 28, 2010
1. Sahuaro Ranch Marker
Inscription.
National Register of Historic Places
Listed March 7, 1980
United States Department of the Interior

Sahuaro Ranch was one of the first farms in the Glendale area and a reminder of Glendale’s agricultural beginnings. Started by wealthy Illinois businessman William H. Bartlett in 1886, the ranch was a commercial operation and became known as the "Showplace of the Valley." Ranch owners, including Bartlett, produced fruit, grains and cotton, ranched cattle, raised horses and operated a dairy. As farms gave way to houses, the City of Glendale purchased the remaining parts of the ranch in 1977. The City preserved 17 acres of the original ranch along with 13 buildings and a historic landscape of trees and irrigation ditches.
 
Erected 1980.
 
Location. 33° 34.446′ N, 112° 11.174′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on West Mountain View Road 0 miles west of North 59th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Driving North on 59th Avenue, look for the large ornamental iron gate at West Mountain View. Turn left through the gate. The marker is at the parking lot entrance for the ranch/park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9802 North 59th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sahuaro Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, February 28, 2010
2. Sahuaro Ranch
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Sahuaro Ranch (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main House and Guest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irrigation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orchards (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adobe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sahuaro Ranch Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fruit Packing Shed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water & Power (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
Regarding Sahuaro Ranch. The ranch was a showpiece in its day, a model farm. The farmstead and barns were built of brick, the main irrigation ditches lined with concrete, the date grove in front of the main house laid out to complement the architecture. The City of Glendale showed a lot of foresight in preserving this ranch/farm. It is part of the city library and park complex and is a pleasant and peaceful place to visit - and let the children chase chickens, peacocks, guinea fowl and the other denizens of the park area.
 
Also see . . .  History of Sahuaro Ranch. From the Glendale City Website. (Submitted on March 2, 2010.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
One of Several Sahuaro Ranch Barns and Outbuildings image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, February 28, 2010
3. One of Several Sahuaro Ranch Barns and Outbuildings
Small-sized Guardians of Sahuaro Ranch Park image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, February 28, 2010
4. Small-sized Guardians of Sahuaro Ranch Park
Irrigators Statue, Glendale Library, adjacent to Sahuaro Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, February 28, 2010
5. Irrigators Statue, Glendale Library, adjacent to Sahuaro Ranch
The library is built on land formerly part of Sahuaro Ranch and helps people learn how to plant desert landscaping but not forget that Glendale was built by hard working farmers and their hands.
Sahuaro Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, December 28, 2010
6. Sahuaro Ranch
Entrance to Sahuaro Ranch Park off 59th Avenue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 6, 2010
7. Entrance to Sahuaro Ranch Park off 59th Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,148 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   6. submitted on , by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington.   7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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