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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Where is Phoenix, Arizona, USA? 

Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Phoenix's modern history begins in the second half of the 19th century. In 1867, Jack Swilling of Wickenburg stopped to rest his horse at the foot of the north slopes of the White Tank Mountains. He looked down and across the expansive Salt River Valley and his eyes caught the rich gleam of the brown, dry soil turned up by the horse's hooves. He saw farm land, predominately free of rocks, and in a place beyond the reach of heavy frost or snow. All it needed was water.

Returning to Wickenburg, he organized the Swilling Irrigation Canal Company, and moved into the Valley. The same year, the company began digging a canal to divert some of the water of the Salt River onto the lands of the Valley. By March 1868, water flowed through the canal, and a few members of the company raised meager crops that summer.phoenix.gov/ citygovernment/ facts/ history/


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Phoenix, Arizona, USA - Hotel Adams and Valley National Bank Building
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Hotel Adams and Valley National Bank Building

"Built in 1896, Phoenix's original Hotel Adams... was the city's first luxury... Read MORE...
Phoenix, Arizona, USA - Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona (1902)
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona (1902)
Phoenix, Arizona, USA - The Water Users' Buildings 

Description: Phoenix Water Users Building
Address: Van Buren and Second Avenue, near site of Y.M.C.A. Building
Type: commercial
Date: ca. 1912
Condition: demolished
Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
(www.henrytrost.org)
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The Water Users' Buildings

Description: Phoenix Water Users Building
Address: Van Buren and Second Avenue, near site of Y.M.C.A. Building
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA - Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
2312 E Campbell Ave., Phoenix, ARIZONA 85016
Established 1950
Source: Google maps
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
2312 E Campbell Ave., Phoenix, ARIZONA 85016
Established 1950
Source: Google maps

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1866 - Phoenix originated in 1866 as a hay camp to supply Camp McDowell.

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1868 - Phoenix, Arizona founded

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1881 - February 5 - Phoenix, Az incorporates

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1889 - State capital moved to Phoenix from Tucson

1903 - MUCH DYNAMITE EXPLODES.
PHOENIX, Ariz., June 5.- An explosion was heard here tonight in the direction of Alhambra. A...Read MORE...

1906
Phoenix, a city, since 1890 the capital of Arizona and the seat of justice of Maricopa co., 226...Read MORE...

News  1910 - UTTER DESTRUCTION OF HOTEL ADAMS. ARIZONA'S MOST FAMOUS HOSTELRY WRAPPED IN FLAME AND SMOKE WAS THE TERRIFYING YET GORGEOUS SPECTACLE WHICH SMOTE THE EYE OF THE EARLY RISING CITIZEN.
GUESTS CALLED FROM THEIR BEDS TO ENCOUNTER A STIFLING ATMOSPHERE IN THE CORRIDORS WHICH TO THE...Read MORE...

1929 - February 8 - KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions

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Phoenix Arizona 1950s


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News  1954 - 30 PLANES WRECKED BY 70 M.P.H. WIND.
Phoenix, June 13. - (AP) - Cartwheeling across rainswept Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, 30 light...Read MORE...

News  1972 - June 11 - Heavy showers brought 1.64 inches of rain to Phoenix AZ, a record for the month of June.

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June 11, 1972
1990 - The hottest recorded day in Phoenix was June 26, 1990, when the temperature hit 122 degrees.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Acosta
flag  Felecis ACOSTA (25 January 1885, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 3 February 1911, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Evans
flag  Martha EVANS (17 June 1882, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 16 January 1911, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Stoner
flag  Lloyd STONER (18 May 1893, Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 15 March 1912, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
 

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