Bullhead City

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Bullhead City, situated on the east bank of the Colorado River in the Mojave Desert, is built upon the historical site of Hardyville, founded in 1864 by William H. Hardy. Hardyville was a frontier outpost that flourished for 19 years with a ferry service, trading post, and toll road that extended east to Prescott, Arizona. Gold and silver had been discovered in the mid-1800s, and commerce was thriving as steamboats transporting freight and passengers plied the river. By the 1920s, a series of dams was planned to harness the power of the Colorado River, but work on Davis Dam wasn't started until 1942 and was then delayed until after World War II. Bullhead City evolved after Davis Dam was completed in 1953. Many of the workers who built the dam stayed on, and in the 1960s, land developers promoting the river as a recreational destination made Bullhead a boomtown. Bullhead City was incorporated in 1984.
ISBN: 9781467132466
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Arizona
Series: Images of America
Images: 173
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
ShirĂ­n McGraham is editor and co-owner, with her husband, Thom McGraham, of the Bullhead City Bee weekly newspaper and the Economic Development Journal of Mohave County. Prior to moving to Arizona in 2000, she worked as a teacher, reporter, and publicist in Los Angeles, California.
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