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Sahuaro Ranch History
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    • Bishop Patterson outside Granary building at Sahuaro Ranch.

    • Bishop Patterson outside Granary building at Sahuaro Ranch.
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • This photograph of Bishop Patterson on Brownie in 1932 shows the 1890s stable building, located in Sahuaro Ranch's barnyard, after it was converted into a granary in the early 1930s. Patterson, a Glendale resident and a local cotton gin operator,...
    • Cattle and chickens in barnyard at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s.

    • Cattle and chickens in barnyard at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s.
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • Cattle feeding in the barnyard at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s. Several chickens are also visible. The view shows some of the various pens in the barnyard, as well as structures for holding and distributing food.
    • Date palm fruit harvest at Sahuaro Ranch

    • Date palm fruit harvest at Sahuaro Ranch
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • Here is one of Sahuaro Ranch's date palms, heavy with fruit and ready to be harvested. These were among the earliest fruit trees planted at the ranch. This view is from the 1930s.
    • Dave Brown in front of the Foreman's House.

    • Dave Brown in front of the Foreman's House.
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • Dave Brown was the foreman at Sahuaro Ranch in the early 1950s. He was one of the many residents of the Foreman's House, but only one of few that historians know by name. Standing on the south side of the house, the old enclosed sleeping porch...
    • Dave Brown, a Sahuaro Ranch foreman, and his horse.

    • Dave Brown, a Sahuaro Ranch foreman, and his horse.
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • Dave Brown was the foreman at Sahuaro Ranch from 1952 to 1954. Sahuaro Ranch engaged in a variety of agricultural activities in its nearly 100-year commercial history, including cattle ranching. This view, from around 1952, shows some of the...
    • Dog kennel and Guest House as Sahuaro Ranch

    • Dog kennel and Guest House as Sahuaro Ranch
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.
    • The Smith Family kept several dogs at Sahuaro Ranch. Here is the kennel the family built. This view is from sometime about 1940. The kennel was located to the south of the Guest House, which is visible in the background. While the kennel...
    • East side of Sahuaro Jersey Milk House

    • East side of Sahuaro Jersey Milk House
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • This is the east side and the main entrance of the Milk House in the Barnyard at Sahuaro Ranch. Visible through the door in the center is another door on the north side of the building. That door leads directly to the Dairy Barn. Built in 1932...
    • Loafing shed at Sahuaro Ranch.

    • Loafing shed at Sahuaro Ranch.
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • This is the loafing shed in the barnyard at Sahuaro Ranch. Pictured here in the 1930s, the shed provided shelter for some of the ranch's 100 or so cows. This building no longer exists. It stood next to the west of the Dairy Barn, which still...
    • Peacock on front lawn of Main House at Sahuaro Ranch

    • Peacock on front lawn of Main House at Sahuaro Ranch
    • Unknown
    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Agriculture--Arizona; Glendale Parks & Recreation Department (Glendale, Ariz.)
    • Sahuaro Ranch raised a variety of fruits, crops, and animals, but the ranch also became known for its peafowl. Historic photographs show that peafowl have been on the Ranch as early as 1890. Charlotte Sands Smith, a later owner of the ranch,...
    • Rear view of the Main and Guest house at Sahuaro Ranch in the early 1980s.

    • Rear view of the Main and Guest house at Sahuaro Ranch in the early 1980s.
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.; Glendale Parks & Recreation Department (Glendale, Ariz.)
    • These are the two central buildings at Sahuaro Ranch. Taken from the back, the Main House is on the left and the Guest House is on the right. Just visible to the far right is part of the Pump House. Taken sometime around 1980, the photograph...
    • Richard W. Smith at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s.

    • Richard W. Smith at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s.
    • Unknown
    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History
    • Richard W. Smith, along with his wife Charlotte Sands Smith, purchased Sahuaro Ranch in 1927. Here he is sometime in the late 1930s. Trained as a lawyer, Richard W. Smith was also a skilled mason. He built some of the buildings at Sahuaro Ranch,...
    • Sahuaro Ranch Adobe House before restoration.

    • Sahuaro Ranch Adobe House before restoration.
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.
    • The Adobe House was the first building that William Bartlett, Sahuaro Ranch's first owner, had built at the ranch. Completed in 1887, it was the home of the first Sahuaro Ranch superintendent or manager: Stephen Campbell. The house was later used...
    • Smith family members and friends on porch outside Guest House

    • Smith family members and friends on porch outside Guest House
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.
    • Charlotte Sands Smith and Richard W. Smith purchased Sahuaro Ranch in 1927. Here are Smith family members and friends on the porch in front of the Guest and Main houses in the 1930s. The Guest House is on the left and the Main House is on the...
    • South side of Fruit Packing Shed at Sahuaro Ranch, early 1980s.

    • South side of Fruit Packing Shed at Sahuaro Ranch, early 1980s.
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.; Glendale Parks & Recreation Department (Glendale, Ariz.)
    • The City of Glendale purchased the remaining portions of Sahuaro Ranch in 1977 from Richard S. Smith. Smith continued to lease and use the ranch until about 1980. Here is a view of the ranch in the early 1980s. The Fruit Packing Shed building is...
    • South view of the Sahuaro Jersey Dairy Milk House at Sahuaro Ranch

    • South view of the Sahuaro Jersey Dairy Milk House at Sahuaro Ranch
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • This view of the south side of the Milk House is from the 1930s, showing the lush vegetation around the ranch as well some of the original power lines and transformer. The tall structure on the roof is a cooling tower, which no longer exists. ...
    • The Fruit Packing Shed building at Sahuaro Ranch, about 1940

    • The Fruit Packing Shed building at Sahuaro Ranch, about 1940
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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • The Smith Family, who owned Sahuaro Ranch from 1927 until 1977, used the old Fruit Packing Shed (built in 1891) for storing grain and other farming supplies. They removed the veranda and painted the structure white to match other buildings on the...

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