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 tracks of the Santa, Prescott and Phoenix Railroad. The tracks led from Phoenix, Alhambra, Glendale, and Peoria and further West. Additional stops included Hesperia, Marinette, Beardsley on up to Wickenburg. A spur enable travelers to continue North to connect with transcontinental lines.