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An adobe-walled refuge against ApachesBuilt by the Lehi Pioneers of March 6, 1877First Mormon colonists in central or southern Ariz.
[Left Column]:Daniel W. Jones· Harriet E. Jones· Daniel P.· Wiley C.· Edwin W.&midd…
Approximately 300 B.C. Prehistoric Indians entered the Salt River Valley. They developed an extensive canal system and raised corn, beans, squash, agave and cotton.
Over 500 miles of Hohokam canal have been recorded in the Salt River Valley. Es…
The Sharkey SistersUna and Lenaresided here. Leadingmembers of Cumann na mBanduringWar of Independence
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 o…
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 sa…
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, th…