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Historic American Engineering Record: San Francisco Canal, Between 40th Street and Weir Avenue and 36th Street and Roeser Road, Maricopa County, Arizona

Author(s): Jay C. Ziemann

Year: 1986

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Summary

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. AZ-8 presents a written historical summary and relevant historical documentation about the construction and use of the San Francisco Canal, which delivers water to portions of Tempe, Arizona on the south side of the Salt River. The report contains a narrative description, photographs, drawings, and maps.

The San Francisco Canal was one of the first few operating irrigation ditches in the Salt River Valley. It was the only privately owned canal south of the Salt River. The canal was dug in 1871, and then broadened and lengthened in the mid-1870's. After 1901, it was the principal water source for the seven thousand acre Bartlett-Heard Land and Cattle Company. The canal continues to serve residential Tempe.


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Cite this Record

Historic American Engineering Record: San Francisco Canal, Between 40th Street and Weir Avenue and 36th Street and Roeser Road, Maricopa County, Arizona. Jay C. Ziemann. 1986 ( tDAR id: 393149) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8GM88D8


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1871 to 1913 (early history of the San Francisco Canal, prior to Reclamation management)

Calendar Date: 1870 to 1871 (initial construction of the San Francisco Canal)

Calendar Date: 1873 to 1874 (enlargement of the San Francisco Canal)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.015; min lat: 33.391 ; max long: -111.984; max lat: 33.413 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Prepared By(s): Salt River Project Archives

Submitted To(s): National Park Service, Western Region


Record Identifiers

Historic American Engineering Record No.(s): AZ-8

NADB document id number(s): 2204234

NADB citation id number(s): 000000168336

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
HAER-No.-AZ-8-SanFranciscoCanal.pdf 2.10mb Jul 23, 2014 2:54:02 PM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America