Legendary Locals of Tempe

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Tempe started collaboratively, and its innovative citizens continue to work together, creatively solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities in the landlocked 40 square miles surrounded by Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, and Guadalupe. The vision began with freighter Charles Trumbull Hayden, who worked with Mexican settlers to optimize the productivity of the valley south of the Salt River with his ferry, canal building, and milling activities in 1870, and continued with the 1885 founding of the Territorial Normal School, now Arizona State University. Subsequently, Tempe has remained successful due to both individual innovations, like creating Big Surf, the first man-made wave pool in the United States, and city-led initiatives like the development of Tempe Town Lake, which reinvigorated the shore line of a river bottom frequently left dry since the implementation of a dam system.
ISBN: 9781467102285
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 202
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The photographs in Legendary Locals of Tempe come from a community that cares about remembering its humble roots and celebrating its proud achievements through honoring some of the sung and unsung local heroes who helped make Tempe the textured and vibrant place that it continues to be. Stephanie R. deLusé, PhD, a Phoenix native and longtime Tempe resident, also coauthored Arcadia's Arizona State University, an institution from which she graduated and where she is an award-winning teacher in Barrett, the Honors College.
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