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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Maricopa County, Arizona

Clickable Map of Maricopa County, Arizona and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Maricopa County, AZ (213) Gila County, AZ (41) La Paz County, AZ (33) Pima County, AZ (308) Pinal County, AZ (105) Yavapai County, AZ (148) Yuma County, AZ (60)  MaricopaCounty(213) Maricopa County (213)  GilaCounty(41) Gila County (41)  LaPazCounty(33) La Paz County (33)  PimaCounty(308) Pima County (308)  PinalCounty(105) Pinal County (105)  YavapaiCounty(148) Yavapai County (148)  YumaCounty(60) Yuma County (60)
Phoenix is the county seat for Maricopa County
Adjacent to Maricopa County, Arizona
      Gila County (41)  
      La Paz County (33)  
      Pima County (308)  
      Pinal County (105)  
      Yavapai County (148)  
      Yuma County (60)  
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1Arizona, Maricopa County, Aguila — Robson's Mining World
Robson’s Mining World was originally opened by the Westley Rush Family in 1917 as the Gold Leaf Mine. Ned Creighton acquired the mine in 1924. He renamed the mine the “Nellie Meda” in honor of the two Rush daughters. The mine operated until 1942 . . . Map (db m158284) HM
2Arizona, Maricopa County, Anthem — Anthem Veterans MemorialDedicated November 11, 2011
Every year on Veterans Day, the five pillars of the Memorial will align perfectly to cast one, long shadow across the circle of pavers at precisely 11:11 a.m. At the exact same time, the sunlight projecting through the elliptical openings in the . . . Map (db m81043) WM
3Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Alchesay
Alchesay led his people in war and peace Alchesay Canyon, to your right, was named for a great leader. Chief Alchesay, born around 1853, was a leader among the White Mountain Apache. Other Apaches looked up to him not only because he . . . Map (db m34073) HM
4Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Apache Lake
Apache Lake is the deepest on the entire chain of reservoir lakes on the Salt River. It was created by the construction of Horse Mesa Dam in 1927. Apache Lake Marina will help you enjoy the Lake. Food, lodging and marina services are available. . . . Map (db m34063) HM
5Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Roosevelt Dam1989 – 1996 — Tonto National Forest —
After nearly nine years of work, $430 million in construction cost, 450,000 cubic yards of concrete, and 849 miles of reinforcing steel, another vivid chapter in Arizona history has been rewritten. Modifications to Roosevelt Dam were required . . . Map (db m34107) HM
6Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — The People Who Made It HappenThe Building of a Dam — Tonto National Forest —
The construction of Roosevelt Dam involved several thousand people over the course of the project. Hiring was straightforward; a foreman would simply size up a man and decide if he could do the work. Jobs requiring diverse skills were plentiful. . . . Map (db m34108) HM
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7Arizona, Maricopa County, Apache Junction — Welcome to the Apache Trail Historic Road
"The Apache Trail combines the grandeur of the Alps, the Glory of the Rockies, the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and then adds an indefinable something that none of the others have. To me, it is the most awe-inspiring and most sublimely . . . Map (db m34066) HM
8Arizona, Maricopa County, Arlington — Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge
Main Marker - Side A: The Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge spans the Gila River on Old US 80 Highway, between the communities of Arlington and Gila Bend. Built in 1927 as a Federal Aid Project, the bridge is a unique and elegant reminder of . . . Map (db m54936) HM
9Arizona, Maricopa County, Arlington — Original 1927 Bridge Roller BearingGillespie Dam Bridge Rehabilitation — 2012 Arizona Centennial Legacy Project —
In December 2011, as the Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge approached its 85th year of service, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation began a major bridge rehabilitation and repair effort to save one of Arizona's earliest and most significant . . . Map (db m69445) HM
10Arizona, Maricopa County, Carefree — The Old Verde River Sheep Bridge
Marker 1 - (Main Marker): The original Verde River Sheep Bridge, also known as the Red Point Sheep Bridge, was constructed at this location in 1943 by Flagstaff Sheep Company, which had been grazing sheep in the area under a Forest . . . Map (db m53966) HM
11Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Anderson Building72 San Marcos Place
Anderson Building, 1914 Chandler Historic Commercial District on the National Register of Historic Places Built by local Chandler rancher and early business investor John Anderson, this structure was home to Curry and Frye's Pool Hall, . . . Map (db m72037) HM
12Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Arizona Cotton Land
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 . . . Map (db m34554) HM
13Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Arthur E. Price1889 – 1971 — “Patriarch of Chandler” —
Chandler’s First City Attorney Filed Incorporation Papers Drafted the City Constitution and By-Laws Farmer – Land DeveloperMap (db m70997) HM
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14Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Bank of Chandler8 South San Marcos Place
Bank of Chandler, 1912Dr. A. J. Chandler built the original structure on this site to serve as the main office for his Chandler Improvement Company. The Bank of Chandler shared this building until 1925. Bogle Farms and other offices operated . . . Map (db m71000) HM
15Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Dougherty Building58 South San Marcos Place
Dougherty Building, 1914 Chandler Historic Commercial District on the National Register of Historic Places This building, constructed by Michael F. Dougherty, has been home to a number of businesses, including the Charles Karp Clothing . . . Map (db m71008) HM
16Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Dr. A. J. Chandler1859 – 1950
He knew no yesterdays His living was for tomorrow Founder of the town of Chandler Built the San Marcos Hotel Arizona’s first veterinarian Father of modern irrigation system Pioneer rancher and developer of the southside area of . . . Map (db m70990) HM
17Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — First National Bank, 1918Chandler Historic Commercial District on the National Register of Historic Places
John Dobson and John Anderson built the First National Bank in the Neo Classical Style. In 1925 the Bank of Chandler moved into this building, complete with its marble faced columns. In the late 1930’s, the prominent Valley National Bank took over . . . Map (db m100867) HM
18Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Goodyear – Ocotillo Cemetery
This small plot of land was designated a cemetery by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio. Goodyear owned and farmed the surrounding acreage from 1916 until 1943. Goodyear workers and their families are buried here. Local oral history . . . Map (db m34555) HM
19Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Historic A. J. Chandler Park / The Chandler District Honor Roll
Side A: Historic A.J. Chandler Park The centerpiece of Dr. A.J. Chandler’s town design in 1912 was a large, rectangular central park. In the early years, this park was covered in Bermuda grass, trees, and included footbridges over . . . Map (db m70980) HM WM
20Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Hotel Chandler98 South San Marcos Place
Hotel Chandler, 1914 Chandler Historic Commercial District on the National Register of Historic Places The second story of this building was the Hotel Chandler, an affordable alternative to the luxurious San Marcos Hotel. Starting in 1917, . . . Map (db m72133) HM
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21Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Monroe Building16 South San Marcos Place
Monroe Building, 1912 Chandler Historic Business District on the National Register of Historic Places Built by the Chandler Improvement Company, this building is named for merchant M. E. Monroe, who opened the Monroe Hardware Store in the . . . Map (db m71001) HM
22Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Morrison Grocery40 South San Marcos Place
Morrison Grocery, 1912 Chandler Historic Business District on the National Register of Historic Places Ernest and Leroy Morrison opened the Chandler’s first grocery here in 1912. The building has been host to a series of grocery stores, the . . . Map (db m71003) HM
23Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Price Building80 South Marcos Place
Price Building, 1914 Chandler Historic Commercial District on the National Register of Historic Places Chandler's first elected Mayor, David Jacobson, built this structure. It is named for Arthur E. Price, Chandler's first attorney and . . . Map (db m72051) HM
24Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — Suhwaro Hotel58 West Buffalo
Suhwaro Hotel, 1916 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places This Spanish Mission Revival building had many uses, including a hotel, school and bowling alley. The San Marcos Hotel purchased the Suhwaro Hotel in 1924 for staff . . . Map (db m49867) HM
25Arizona, Maricopa County, Chandler — The McCormick Building
Designated Historical as part of Downtown Chandler Built in 1928 as the original IOOF Hall and Armory Remodeled in the 60’s into a medical and apartment complex Restored back to it’s original design in 2001 by the . . . Map (db m100876) HM
26Arizona, Maricopa County, Fort McDowell — Camp Reno
From 1866 to 1868 this outpost of Ft. McDowell served as a departure point for military expeditions against the Tonto and Pinal Apache Indians.Map (db m27679) HM
27Arizona, Maricopa County, Fort McDowell — Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake was formed following the construction of Mormon Flat Dam from 1923-25 by USDI, Bureau of Reclamation. Salt River Project manages the dam for water storage and power generation. Water stored in this reservoir is collected from the 13,000 . . . Map (db m34062) HM
28Arizona, Maricopa County, Fort McDowell — Fort McDowell
This important military post protected central Arizona settlements from the Tonto Apaches during the Indian wars 1865-1886. Its function as a military post ended in 1890 and it became a reservation by executive order, September 15, 1909 as home of . . . Map (db m27681) HM
29Arizona, Maricopa County, Fort McDowell — Grave of Dr. Carlos Montezuma(Wassaja) — 1855-1923 —
Greatest of the educated Apaches, this Mohave-Apache Indian was taken captive at the age of six by Pima Indians. He was sold to a white man who educated him as a physician. Dr. Montezuma had a splendid practice in Chicago and became a champion of . . . Map (db m27680) HM
30Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Clement's GarageHeritage District
The longest continuous running business in Gilbert is still owned and operated by the sons of Tom Clement. Tom came to Gilbert to run the garage and service station in 1934. He raised his family here and later served as the Mayor of Gilbert from . . . Map (db m88083) HM
31Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Creed BuildingHeritage District
This building was originally the Creed Store. The 1923 picture below is of Raymond R. Creed who served as the Mayor of Gilbert in 1925. Ethel Hoffman Lacy, shown in the center of the photo, was the postmaster at this time. Winnie Johnson, wife of . . . Map (db m88070) HM
32Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Dance PavilionHeritage District
For many years this site was a vacant lot. In the late 1930s Mr. Templeton converted the lot into a dance pavilion. He constructed a wood floor, added lights and surrounded it with a fence. Couples who came to dance on Saturday nights paid ten cents . . . Map (db m88081) HM
33Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Gilbert Elementary SchoolHeritage District
This is the third elementary school in Gilbert and was built in 1913. The first two schools were part of the Mesa School District. Everett Wilbur, who later became Gilbert’s first mayor in 1920, donated the land where this school was built. The east . . . Map (db m94589) HM
34Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Gilbert Town HallHeritage District
The Gilbert town hall was built in 1938 to serve the area's 1400 residents. This building consisted of a fire station with a jail behind it. The courthouse and council chambers were also in the building. On January 2, 1938, Congress approved the . . . Map (db m88082) HM
35Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Liberty MarketHeritage District
Eddie and Edith Dong built Liberty Market in 1936. It was a very modern store at that time. Ben Ong, a native of China, came to the United States in 1929 and began working at Liberty Market in 1936. Ben married Mae in a typical Chinese family . . . Map (db m88065) HM
36Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Pump HouseHeritage District
In 1925 the well for Gilbert’s domestic water was drilled to the depth of 475 feet where a large flow of pure water was found. A six-inch pipe was sunk to bring the water to the surface. The tower and pumping station were constructed during the . . . Map (db m90238) HM
37Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — The Bank of GilbertHeritage District
The Bank of Gilbert was built in 1917. One of the men instrumental in the creation of the bank was Abe Cosby (pictured below on right) who came to Gilbert to invest in land and open a real estate office. Bill Andersen, (shown of left) one of the . . . Map (db m88069) HM
38Arizona, Maricopa County, Gilbert — Tone BuildingHeritage District
In 1918 Timmons garage was located on this site. Mr. Timmons sold the garage to Albert Tone, an accountant and Gilbert's first mail carrier, who went into business with Charles M. Blakely repairing Model T Ford automobiles. In 1924 Blakely took the . . . Map (db m88067) HM
39Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — 59th Avenue Residential Historic District
This district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed September 6, 2006 This District is part of Block 9 and 16 of the Hadsell's Addition. The District is . . . Map (db m30498) HM
40Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Adobe House — at Sahuaro Ranch . . . —
This house, which is the oldest building at Sahuaro Ranch, is believed to have been built in 1887, one year after William Bartlett started the ranch. It was constructed of adobe bricks made here at the ranch, possibly using dirt that was excavated . . . Map (db m40639) HM
41Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Blacksmith and Machine Shopat Sahuaro Ranch…
Farm and ranch work have always been hard on machinery, making frequent repairs necessary. Throughout Sahuaro Ranch's history, most of these repairs were made here by the ranch's own employees. This building, which is believed to have been . . . Map (db m40676) HM
42Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — C. H. Tinker HouseBuilt 1913
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed January 11, 2006 Cullin H. Tinker, prominent banker, and mayor from 1916 to 1922 built the house in 1913, . . . Map (db m30480) HM
43Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — C. L. Gillett Block/Glendale State Bank Building5825 West Glendale Avenue — Built 1909 —
C. L. Gillett, businessman and member of the first Glendale City Council, built this two-story brick building. The first floor was used for businesses, and the second floor was used as a meeting hall. E. J. Fiock bought the building in 1910, for his . . . Map (db m30438) HM
44Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Catlin Court Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places — Listed June 9, 1992 —
United States Department of the Interior. Catlin Court was one of Glendale's earliest and most desirable neighborhoods. In 1914 Otto and Marie R. Hansen platted an eighty-acre tract of land and called it after Marie's maiden name. Bounded . . . Map (db m30476) HM
45Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — City of Glendale Veterans Memorial
USS Arizona (BB-39) Launched June 19, 1915 Commissioned October 17, 1916 This memorial honors the human sacrifice and courage of every military veteran who defends the freedom of all Americans, regardless of the battlefront. This is . . . Map (db m40586) HM
46Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Corrals and Tack Houseat Sahuaro Ranch…
The corrals here are the remnants of the sprawling complex of corrals and pastures needed to raise the livestock that was always important to the operations of Sahuaro Ranch. In early years, horses and mules were the primary source of power for . . . Map (db m40686) HM
47Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Coury Building6835 N. 58th Drive — Built 1940 —
On November 14, 1940, Tom Coury signed an agreement with building contractor, H. D. McNeely, and the Glendale Lumber Company to construct a 42' x 65' brick building at a cost of $3,911. Upon completion of the building, Smart and Final Wholesale . . . Map (db m30439) HM
48Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Dairy Barnat Sahuaro Ranch…
Although some cows were probably always kept on the ranch to supply fresh milk and butter, it was not until after Richard W. Smith bought Sahuaro Ranch in 1927 that dairy cows were raised here commercially. At first the Smith family sold only . . . Map (db m40662) HM
49Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — First National Bank of Glendale Building
This structure was built in 1909 as the north half of the Hotchkiss building. It was a pool hall prior to 1918, when C. H. Tinker (Mayor 1918-20) purchased and remodeled it for his Security State Bank which he renamed The First National Bank of . . . Map (db m171615) HM
50Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Floralcroft Historic DistrictPlatted 1928
This district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed April 6, 2006 Flora Mae Statler, the daughter of Glendale pioneer Elder Charles E. Gillett, was born in . . . Map (db m30496) HM
51Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Foreman's House — at Sahuaro Ranch . . . —
Built sometime around the turn of the 20th century, this house was the last residence to be constructed at Sahuaro Ranch. Little is known about who lived in the house, but it appears to have been built as a residence for the employees of William . . . Map (db m40688) HM
52Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Fruit Packing Shedat Sahuaro Ranch…
This packing shed, constructed in 1891, is one of the oldest farm buildings on the ranch. It was designed by James M. Creighton, a prominent architect in territoral Arizona. Exactly how the shed was used is not known, but presumably it was here . . . Map (db m40702) HM
53Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Glendale Business DistrictDeveloped 1896 – 1921
Settled in 1892, Glendale developed its own "downtown" where residents obtained the goods and services they needed. It was also where local farmers shipped the fruits, vegetables, and livestock they raised to national markets. Glendale blossomed . . . Map (db m30474) HM
54Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Glendale High School Auditorium
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Glendale High School Auditorium 1939Map (db m30481) HM
55Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Glendale TownsiteCatlin Court Historic District
National Register of Historic Places Listed June 9, 1992 United States Department of the Interior. Catlin Court was one of Glendale's early fashionable neighborhoods where mayors, merchants, doctors, ministers, builders and . . . Map (db m30477) HM
56Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Glendale Woman's Club ClubhouseBuilt 1913
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed July 7, 1989 In 1901, a small group of pioneer women organized the Self Culture Club of Glendale with the . . . Map (db m30478) HM
57Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Glendale's Towering Flagstaff
In 1916, during World War I, patriotism was running high in our country and in the little town of Glendale. The citizens of Glendale were looking for a way to express their patriotism. Under the guidance of Mayor A. W. Bennett and town engineer, . . . Map (db m30473) HM
58Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Hine Building5757 West Glendale Avenue — Built 1913 – Addition 1919 —
Mrs. Alice S. Hine, an agent for the Phoenix Title and Trust Company, hired a contractor by the name of Home Builders Company to build the two-story masonry structure in 1913. In 1919, Mrs. Hine added a substantial addition to the building along . . . Map (db m30435) HM
59Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Humphrey and Davidson Building5819 West Glendale Avenue — Built 1895 —
Brethren businessmen S. Humphrey and A. Davidson, the largest agricultural shipping agents in the area, built this single-story brick commercial building to house their dry goods business. This building shifted Glendale's commercial focus from the . . . Map (db m30437) HM
60Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Irrigationat Sahuaro Ranch…
The water for Sahuaro Ranch came by gravity flow from the Arizona Canal, located about two miles to the north. It was carried from the canal by a ditch on 59th Avenue known as Lateral 18 and then flowed onto the ranch through smaller ditches such . . . Map (db m40706) HM
61Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Main House and Guest House — at Sahuaro Ranch . . . —
The large house to the right, now known as the Main House, was the home of the superintendent who managed Sahuaro Ranch for its owner, William Bartlett. The oldest section, on the right, was built in 1891 as an office. In 1895 it was expanded and . . . Map (db m40622) HM
62Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Manistee Ranch
National Register of Historic Places Listed April 9, 1998 United Stated Department of the Interior Manistee Ranch a treasured Glendale landmark and was the long-time home of Louis M. Sands, a pioneer of modern Arizona cattle . . . Map (db m30500) HM
63Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Methodist Episcopal Church of Glendale SanctuaryBuilt 1920 -1928 — Dedicated February 3, 1929 —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed January 11, 2006 The First United Methodist Church of Glendale was originally chartered as the Methodist . . . Map (db m30475) HM
64Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Morcomb's Service Station and HouseBuilt 1930 and 1936
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Listed April 6, 2006 Ed and Bessie Morcomb and their son Den acquired this property in 1935, as an 18-hole . . . Map (db m30495) HM
65Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Murphy ParkEstablished 1909
Originally known as "The Park" or "City Park," Murphy Park has always been the center of downtown Glendale. The park's namesake, W. J. Murphy, established Glendale in 1892 and donated the park to the town in 1909. Residents protected the park as a . . . Map (db m30432) HM
66Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Orchardsat Sahuaro Ranch…
The most important crops in the early years of Sahuaro Ranch were fruits and nuts. These commanded high prices, which meant they could profitably be raised here and sold to buyers across the country despite the high cost of shipping from such a . . . Map (db m40705) HM
67Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Robert W. Cole Building7003 North 58th Avenue — Built 1919 —
Robert W. Cole bought three lots on the east side of the park in 1919. He hired J. C. Howell, a local architect to design the two-story building, and Robert Fultz was the builder. Construction started in June of 1919, and finished in September of . . . Map (db m30434) HM
68Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Sahuaro Ranch
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 . . . Map (db m28088) HM
69Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Sahuaro Ranch Residence
"The residence on the Ranch is not a characteristic Arizona farm houses, as it contains thirteen bedrooms, eight of which are equipped with baths. The house rambles over considerable territory and, in the summer, the lawn is a wonder of . . . Map (db m40636) HM
70Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Sine Brothers Hardware Building6329 North 58th Drive — Built 1912 —
Floyd Holmes Sine came to Arizona in 1897. Sine is considered to be the father of Glendale's city water system. When he bought this site in 1910, it was the only public well and water system. He added a storage tank and supply lines to the . . . Map (db m30440) HM
71Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Sine Building5747 West Glendale Avenue — Built 1926 —
Floyd Homes Sine, builder of the Sine Brothers Hardware Building on 58th Drive, built this distinctive two-story masonry structure in 1926. The Glendale Furniture Company was the ground floor business, and the second floor was used as meeting space. . . . Map (db m30436) HM
72Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Stable / Granaryat Sahuaro Ranch…
Little is known about the history of this building, which started out as a horse stable, but it almost certainly was one of the earliest work buildings to be erected at Sahuaro Ranch. The eastern half, with the vertical wood siding, was built . . . Map (db m40685) HM
73Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — The Barnyardat Sahuaro Ranch…
The barnyard was the center of activity as Sahuaro Ranch. Horses and mules were stabled, trained, and shoed here. Cattle were brought to the corrals for branding, treatment and shipment. Farm implements and wagons were stored and repaired here. . . . Map (db m40674) HM
74Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Water & Powerat Sahuaro Ranch…
When Sahuaro Ranch was built, and for some years afterward, water and electricity had to be provided by the owners themselves, often at great expense. Drinking water was obtained from a groundwater well located in the back yard of the Main . . . Map (db m40638) HM
75Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Welcome to Sahuaro Ranch — at Sahuaro Ranch . . . —
Sahuaro Ranch was established in 1886, when William H. Bartlett filed a claim to 640 acres of public land at this site. Using irrigation water delivered by the Arizona Canal, which reached the Glendale area in early 1885, Barlett and his ranch . . . Map (db m40656) HM
76Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — Well HouseSRP Well House Re-creation — at Sahuaro Ranch . . . —
This building, which houses a groundwater well pump, is a re-creation of a Salt River Project (SRP) pump house from the 1920s. In the original pump houses, a wooden derrick was erected first and used to drill the well. Once the well was working, an . . . Map (db m40660) HM
77Arizona, Maricopa County, Glendale — William J. MurphyFounder of Glendale
Born August 23, 1839 – New Harford, New York Died April 17, 1923 – Phoenix, Arizona Buried Greenwood Cemetery Murphy came to Arizona from Illinois in 1880, to build a section of the Atlantic and Pacific (Santa Fe) Railroad. In . . . Map (db m30433) HM
78Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O’Neill
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O’Neill 1896 — 1980 Hailing from Nogales AZ, Ralph O’Neill served in the U.S. Army Air Service with the 147th Aero . . . Map (db m102904) HM WM
79Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun
The 3-Inch Mark 33 is a twin dual-purpose drive mount on a carriage base ring structure used with selective remote or local control. The Gun is primarily designed for defense against enemy aircraft and was installed on combat ships. Each gun is . . . Map (db m102917) HM WM
80Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"
This propeller, one of four, was installed on a B-29 Super Fortress. The B-29 was the largest and deadliest American heavy bomber of WWII. It is the aircraft that effectively ended WWII by delivering atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August . . . Map (db m49868) HM
81Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen 1940 — 1949 “Red Tails” The Tuskegee Airmen set the precedent African-Americans could excel in military . . . Map (db m102913) HM WM
82Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP 1942 — 1944 “We live in the wind and sand … and our eyes are on the stars!” The . . . Map (db m102898) HM WM
83Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — 532 — Arizona's Honeymoon Trail
For nearly forty years, couples from Arizona settlements left their homes each fall after harvest and traveled 400 miles to St. George, Utah. Winding slowly through desert and steep canyons, crossing barren plateaus, and passing rivers and pools of . . . Map (db m27552) HM
84Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Barrett Tillman
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Barrett Tillman Barrett Tillman (born 1948) is an award-winning author who has made significant contributions to aviation history. As a teenaged private . . . Map (db m102907) HM
85Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — BGen. Joseph J. Foss
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes BGen. Joseph J. Foss 1915 — 2003 Medal of Honor Brigadier General Joseph J. Foss was awarded the Medal of Honor while flying with Marine Fighting . . . Map (db m102912) HM WM
86Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) 1921 — 2005 Born and raised in Arizona, Ted Lines joined the U.S. Army Air Forces after his graduation from Mesa Union . . . Map (db m102908) HM WM
87Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) 1933 — Colonel Bruce Crandall served two tours in Vietnam as a Army helicopter pilot, leading over 900 . . . Map (db m102901) HM WM
88Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Dr. S. Harry Robertson III
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Dr. S. Harry Robertson III 1934 — Father of Crashworthy Fuel Systems Dr. S. Harry Robertson, a life-long Arizonan, has made unique contributions to . . . Map (db m102902) HM
89Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Falcon FieldMesa, Arizona
This commemorative area was dedicated on May 30, 1991 by her Honor the Mayor of Mesa, Peggy Rubach, in memory of these airmen who gave their lives in the cause of freedom while training at this airfield during World War II. . . . Map (db m49870) HM
90Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.) 1916 — During World War II, General Seth McKee commanded the 370th Fighter Group in Europe and achieved . . . Map (db m102909) HM WM
91Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Landmark Restaurant / Mesa Community College
[Upper Marker]: Mormon Church 2nd Alma Chapel meeting house, 1911. Sold, 1954 to Producers Insurance Company. First Campus Mesa Community College, 1963. Converted to a restaurant in 1973. [Lower Marker]: This is the site of . . . Map (db m49906) HM
92Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Lt. Frank Luke, Jr.
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. 1897 — 1918 The Arizona Ballon Buster Lieutenant Frank Luke, Jr. became “The Arizona Balloon Buster” of WWI. Flying . . . Map (db m102899) HM WM
93Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Major Frederick E. Ferguson
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Major Frederick E. Ferguson 1939 — Medal of Honor Frederick E. Ferguson gradated from the US Army Warrant Officer flight program in 1957 and was . . . Map (db m102900) HM WM
94Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret) Carl Schneider enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1946. He graduated from Williams AFB flying the P-51 Mustang. . . . Map (db m102905) HM WM
95Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — 169 — Mesa
Early in 1878 a hardy band of Mormon pioneers arrived on this mesa. With a straight edge and a spirit level they proved the feasibility of using the ancient Montezuma Canal to bring life-giving irrigation water from the Salt River to the desert . . . Map (db m27551) HM
96Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Mesa Grande
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m49878) HM
97Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Mesa Pioneer Monument
This monument is dedicated to the founding men, women and children of Mesa whose efforts, with others of all races, religions and cultures, changed a harsh desert land into this vibrant city of today. When the first settlers came in 1877-78, . . . Map (db m27550) HM
98Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Mesa Woman's Club House
On March 9, 1917, fifty-three women, inspired by Margaret Wheeler Ross, past president, 1914-1916, of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Arizona, chartered the "Woman's Club of Mesa". Since 1901, Federated Women's Clubs, an international . . . Map (db m27554) HM
99Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR 1909 — 1993 Barry Goldwater served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Force as an instructor and Ferry Command . . . Map (db m102903) HM
100Arizona, Maricopa County, Mesa — Per Ardua Ad Astra — No. 4 British Flying Training School —
On June 12th, 1982, this plaque was unveiled to commemorate the years 1941 to 1945 when Falcon Field was established as No. 4 British Flying Training School. To this airfield came many air cadets of the British Royal Air Force, British . . . Map (db m49869) HM

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