[GUEST COLUMN] City of Maricopa lays the foundation for a smart future

City of Maricopa / AZBigMedia

 

Maricopa Mayor Christian Price | AZBigMedia

By all accounts, the City of Maricopa is just a teenager, celebrating 15 years as an incorporated city in 2018.  But its roots date back to the late 1800s, when the area was called Maricopa Wells and was one of the most important relay stations along the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line and the later, more famous, Butterfield Overland Mail Route. It was one of the best-known spots in Arizona during this period of time because it had a reliable source of water and offered an abundant supply of food. The farmers who lived and farmed nearby sold supplies to travelers and migrants.

Although little remains of the once bustling Maricopa Wells, it played an important part in setting the foundation for progress and development of the Southwest.

Right now, Maricopa boasts an amazing quality of life with an energetic business community and a very proud and very engaged citizenry. Together we are building on our community’s strong foundation and proud heritage that is enabling us to move toward a future of our own design for the City.

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