Bird's Eye View of Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona (Territory) c1885. Drawn by C. J. Dyer and printed by the Schmidt Label & Lithograph Company

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The original lithograph hangs in the main room of the Smurthwaite House – located in the Pioneer and Military Memorial Park in Phoenix.The print image aspect is about 1.0H x1.5W so you can have it printed at 12”x 18” or 24”x 36”. It’s a beautiful, highly detailed work and a fascinating “snapshot” of Phoenix in the mid-1880s. Among other things, it reminds us that irrigated agriculture was the backbone on which Phoenix and surrounding communities were built.

Favorite Non-profit Ag Project

Arizona Farm and Ranch Experience – see the website for detailed information. The 40 acre site for AZFARE was generously donated by the Lakin family. The Lakins are an early Arizona farming and ranching family and founders of one of the West’s most iconic and trusted milling operation and group of brands – Lakin Milling producing Estrella Brand and Equidyne horse feeds.

If your family is or was involved in some aspect of agriculture, or if you appreciate the contribution agriculture has made to Arizona, please consider making a contribution and becoming involved. AZFARE will be an Arizona destination and an agricultural heritage touchstone for generations to come.

Suggested Links / Resources

Arizona Commerce Authority
Arizona Farm Bureau
Arizona Cattlemen’s Association
Arizona Department of Water Resources
American Public Power Association
Edison Electric Institute
Arizona Rock Products Association
Arizona Geological Survey (incorporates the former Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources
U.S. Geological Survey
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
Urban Land Institute
U.S. Foreign Trade Zones Board
American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers
Association of American Railroads
American Railway Development Association 
Irrigation and Electrical Districts Association of Arizona
Federation of Exchange Accommodators