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

S. (Frenchy) Sawyer

 
 
S. (Frenchy) Sawyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
1. S. (Frenchy) Sawyer Marker
Inscription.
At this site
in the Spring of 1868
S. (Frenchy) Sawyer
Built the first farm dwelling and harvested the first cultivated crop (barley) in the Anglo-American occupation of the Salt River Valley. These same fertile acres had been irrigated centuries before by Indians who later abandoned their canals and lands.
 
Erected 1956 by Maricopa County Farm Bureau.
 
Location. 33° 26.889′ N, 112° 1.759′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from East Washington Street 0.1 miles east of South 24th Street. Click for map. Marker is along the south curb of East Washington Street but is hidden by the Metro Station. It is best to park in the lot between Washington Street & Jefferson Street east of 24th Street (see photo #3). Marker is at or near this postal address: 2416 East Washinton Street, Phoenix AZ 85034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastlake Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Latter-day Saint Chapel in Phoenix (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Carriage House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rosson House
S. (Frenchy) Sawyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
2. S. (Frenchy) Sawyer Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Father Edouard Gerard (approx. 2.3 miles away); Saint Mary's Basilica (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hotel San Carlos (approx. 2.6 miles away); Maricopa County Courthouse (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenix.
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Rear of S. (Frenchy) Sawyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
3. Rear of S. (Frenchy) Sawyer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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