Phoenix Arizona

G. Robert Meger, MD 
3333 E Camelback Rd #140 
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 957-6000

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Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (MST)

Phoenix or “the location is hot” equated from Western Apache, is the capital and the most populated city of the U.S. state of Arizona. It is also the most populated capital city in the United States. Its physical area is along the banks of the typically dry Salt River. It was integrated as a city on February 25, 1881. Locals of Phoenix, AZ are referred to as Phoenicians. The city of Phoenix had actually an estimated 2006 population of 1,512,986, making it the fifth largest city in the United States. Phoenix has expansive city limits (515 square miles), and it has the 10th greatest acreage for a city in the United States.

As early as 700 AD, the Hohokam civilization inhabited the land that would end up being Phoenix. The Hohokam developed about 135 miles of irrigation canals, making the land arable. Areas of such canals would then later end up being utilized for its modern-day Central Arizona Task Canal, Arizona Canal, and the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct. It is then believed that in between ADVERTISEMENT 1300 and ADVERTISEMENT 1450 durations of dry spell and extreme floods resulted in the Hohokam’s disappearance.

Passing through the location in 1867, Jack Swilling of Wickenburg, Arizona stopped to rest at the foot of the White Tank Mountains and observed land that had excellent possible for farming. The surface and environment were optimum, except for an absence of suitable irrigation. Swilling treated the scenario by constructing a series of canals, which trailed the courses of the preexisting so-called Hohokam canals. A neighborhood formed about 4 miles east of the city. Swilling wanted to name Phoenix “Stonewall,” after the General Stonewall Jackson. Other people recommended “Salina.” Neither name was suitable to the community. Lord Darrell Duppa recommended “Phoenix,” as it perfectly described a city born from the ruins of its former civilization. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors formally recognized the town of Phoenix on May 4, 1868 and formed an election precinct. The first post office was established on June 15, 1868, with Jack Swilling acting as the postmaster.

President Ulysses S. Grant released a land patent for the present website of Phoenix on April 10, 1874. The complete value of the Phoenix Townsite was $550, with downtown lots costing between $7 and $11 each. A little time later, 16 bars, a telegraph office, four casinos and 2 banks were established. By 1881, Phoenix city had actually outgrown the original commissioner type of government. The 11th Territorial Legislature eventually passed what’s called “The Phoenix Charter Bill”, integrating Phoenix and offering a council government. The bill was then signed by Guv John C. Fremont on February 25, 1881. Phoenix was incorporated with a population of approximately 2,500, and on May 3, 1881.

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