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

Arizona Cotton Land

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 13, 2010
1. Arizona Cotton Land Marker
Inscription. The land surrounding this cemetery represents the beginning of commercial cotton growing in Arizona.

In January 1917, during World War I, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company founded the Southwest Cotton Company to begin producing long-staple cotton for domestic and military use.

People came from across the United States and Mexico to start a new life in the cotton fields. Migrant workers and their labor laid the agricultural foundation of the East Valley.
 
Erected 2009 by Gila Butte Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 14.167′ N, 111° 50.883′ W. Marker is in Chandler, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on South Iowa Street 0.1 miles south of Fulton Ranch Blvd., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Goodyear Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Chandler AZ 85248, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goodyear – Ocotillo Cemetery (here, next to this marker); The McCormick Building (approx. 4.6 miles away);
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By Bill Kirchner, August 15, 2010
2. Arizona Cotton Land Marker
First National Bank, 1918 (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hotel Chandler (approx. 4.6 miles away); Historic A. J. Chandler Park / The Chandler District Honor Roll (approx. 4.6 miles away); Anderson Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); Price Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); Dougherty Building (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chandler.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Arizona Cotton Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 15, 2010
3. Arizona Cotton Land Marker
Marker is mounted on the rock located to the left of the steps. Marker seen mounted on the wall is the nearby "Goodyear – Ocotillo Cemetery" marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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