Mesa (HMIBG)

Location: Mesa, AZ 85203 Maricopa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 24.952', W 111° 49.173'

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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 sands. On February 14th work began on this project. A survey was made and stakes driven, May 16, 1878, to plat the townsite according to the "City of Zion" plan given by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. Elijah Pomeroy was the first Bishop of Mesa and A. F. McDonald the first Mayor.Maricopa County
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number169
Year Placed1955
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 4:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 423801 N 3697691
Decimal Degrees33.41586667, -111.81955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 24.952', W 111° 49.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 24' 57.12" N, 111° 49' 10.38" W
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Area Code(s)480, 602
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 526 E Main St, Mesa AZ 85203, US
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