Arizona Historical Marker
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This marker is located at the southeast corner of 24th and Washington Streets in Phoenix, Arizona. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 33° 26.890 W 112° 01.750.
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At this site in the Spring of 1868 S. (Frenchy) Sawyer built the first farm dwelling and harvested the first cultivated crop (barley) in the Anglo-American occupation of the Salt River Valley. These same fertile acres ahd been irrigated centuries before by Indians who later abandoned their Canals and Lands.