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

Site of Hayden's Ferry

1200 Feet Northeast of This Marker

 
 
Site of Hayden's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
1. Site of Hayden's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  
Established in 1871, when the Salt River was a flowing stream and a barrier to travel the ferry was held on course by a wire cable taut across the river. It was an important link in settling the southwest.

Built and operated by
Charles Trumbull Hayden
who established the first flour mill
in the Salt River Valley.

La Casa Vieja built in 1871 was the Hayden Home
 
Erected 1964 by Arizona Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 33° 25.767′ N, 111° 56.412′ W. Marker is in Tempe, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on West 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at east end of patio at Monti's Resturant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 West 1st Street, Tempe AZ 85281, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hayden House (a few steps from this marker); Tempe Bakery/Hackett House (approx. ¼ mile away); Tempe Hardware Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Old Church" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmer - Goodwin Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Krause Hall (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Goodwin Stadium 1936-1978 (approx. one mile away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tempe.
 
Also see . . .  Hayden's Ferry. A short Arizona Stories - Milestones AzPBS.org YouTube video on Hayden's Ferry. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 
 
Site of Hayden's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
2. Site of Hayden's Ferry Marker
Salt River Near Tempe and Site of Hayden's Ferry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, circa 1870
3. Salt River Near Tempe and Site of Hayden's Ferry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,870 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on February 16, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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