Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

We all know what the movies and Western shows tell us about the old West, but what are the facts? Here, we’ll discuss what these truths are, and get a better idea of what life was like in the real West!
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Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by Dana » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:31 am

The city of phoenix was incorporated in 1881-coincidentally, the same year Lucas and Mark settled in north fork. At the time, about 2000 people lived here.

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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by cowgirl » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:27 am

Interesting Dana. Look at it today. I've been to Phoenix, love it. Like to go back and see more, but I don't see that happening again. :sadcowboy:
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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by Dana » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:32 pm

It is going to be a scorcher today! Maricopa county, where Phoenix is located, became a county in 1871.

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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by Dana » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:20 am

The townsite of phoenix began in 1870-1871. We are in the salt river valley. Farmers were drawn by the verdant and rich soil and mostly frost-free climate.

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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by Dana » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:45 am

In 1882, businessman George luhrs bought prime property at 1st and Jefferson. He built a livery and feed store. The family owned the property for about ninety years.

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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by cowgirl » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:10 am

Interesting Dana. I went back through my ancestry about 20 years ago. I found out that one of my relatives was a Blacksmith. I don't remember his name, but maybe he was related to Nils also? :sillycowboy:
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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by Dana » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:20 am

You can be nils' great niece from back east! It is a scorcher:114 degrees!

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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by Dana » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:02 pm

Learned this at the airport today: the first streetcar line began here on 11/5/1887. The route was not very long.

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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by Dana » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:28 am

The first Maricopa County superior court opened in 1884.(on a personal note, I am a proud employee!) In 1888, phoenix had its first city hall. In 1929, a building was built where the Maricopa County superior court and phoenix city hall shared building space.

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Re: Fun facts about my home town: Phoenix, az

Post by wildwest » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:30 pm

You sound like you have a very interesting job Dana.....

some facts from my hometown....

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Miamisburg Mound is one of the two largest conical mounds in eastern North America. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mound is 65 feet tall and 800 feet in circumference and contains 54,000 cubic yards of earth. The mound is visible from several miles away because it stands atop a 100 foot high ridge above the Great Miami River.
Excavations conducted in 1869 revealed details of construction suggesting the Adena culture (800 B.C. to A.D. 100) built the mound in several stages.

We are also home of Mound Laboratories.....Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio was an Atomic Energy Commission facility for nuclear weapon research during the Cold War, named after the nearby Miami Indian burial mound
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