Salt River Stories

A project by Arizona State University & Mark Tebeau

Salt River Stories brings the history, cultures, and communities of the Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Tempe metro area to your fingertips. Salt River Stories is a project of Arizona State University and Papago Salado Association. It is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework available for both Android and iOS devices.

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Relative to other cities in the Valley, Scottsdale’s connection to baseball is decidedly newer. Whereas teams have been visiting and play exhibition matches at Phoenix Municipal Stadium and Mesa’s…

The Chicago Cubs have called the Arizona home during the spring months for over 60 years. Each February, Cubs players make the trek to the Valley of the Sun to prepare for the grueling season ahead of…

By 1925, a group of local farmers headed up by William Beardsley to build Lake Pleasant Dam. Finding investors, mostly in New York, they raised over three million dollars to build a dam.Their intent…

El Mirage was first founded 20 miles west of Phoenix near Grand Avenue. It began as a community of farm workers who were struggling to build homes for themselves. Not long after the early settlers…