A Legal History of Maricopa County

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The roots of Maricopa County's legal community reach as far back as the Spanish conquest of the New World. Since that time, soldiers, farmers, miners, adventurers, and others transformed this wild, lawless desert into a productive agricultural community, a tourist destination, and a center for commercial, financial, and political activity in the Southwest. The region's legal community—populated by diverse, distinguished, and sometimes infamous men and women—participated in every aspect of this development of Phoenix and the surrounding metropolitan area. The history of Maricopa County law, illustrated here in vintage photographs, reflects the social, political, economic, environmental, architectural, and cultural journey of what has become one of America's fastest growing and most populous counties.
ISBN: 9780738548159
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A Maricopa County lawyer and native Arizonan, author Stan Watts writes a regular column, “History and Hearsay,” for the Maricopa County Bar Association's newspaper, the Maricopa Lawyer. He is a member of the Arizona Historical Society and, for this book, has drawn on the archival resources of the Arizona Historical Foundation, the Arizona State University Libraries, the History and Archives Division of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Department, the Phoenix Public Library, the Phoenix Museum of History, the Arizona Historical Society, and others.
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