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The canals that run throughout the Valley are perhaps the most visible reminders of the complex interactions between human settlement and the environment of the Sonoran Desert. A complex…

As communities formed in Southern Arizona, the Railroads were the key to growth and prosperity. The Wickenburg Road, Vulture Road, or what is better known as Grand Avenue paralleled the railroad…

Arizona State University has changed significantly from its founding at the Arizona Normal School, early in the 20th century. The story of ASU's transformation reveals much about changes in…

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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 created by students & faculty at Arizona State University in collaboration with the community.  It is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework available for both Android and iOS devices.