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    • The west end of Sahuaro Ranch's Foreman's House, sometime around 1950

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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • A windstorm damaged the metal roof of Sahuaro Ranch's Foreman's House, sometime around 1950. The view shows the damage from the west end of the building. Also visible in this photograph is part of the first floor sleeping porch and the door...
    • The south side of the Foreman's House at Sahuaro Ranch after a storm.

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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • This is a view of the south side of the Foreman's House at Sahuaro Ranch, sometime around 1950. A windstorm pealed over a portion of the building's metal roof. The building's enclosed sleeping porch is visible on the first floor.
    • The north side of Sahuaro Ranch's Foreman House after a storm

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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • This is the northwest corner of the Foreman's House at Sahuaro Ranch. This photograph was taken sometime around 1950, after a windstorm damaged the building's metal roof. This view also shows how the building has changed since it was built about...
    • The Milk House boiler at Sahauro Ranch

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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • This is the boiler located outside the west side of the Milk House at Sahuaro Ranch. The dairy's operators, the Smith Family, added the boiler sometime around 1939-40. The first step in processing the milk was pasteurizing it to kill bacteria;...
    • The main entrance to Sahuaro Ranch Park, at 59th Avenue and Mountain View, about 1981.

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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 and turned it into a regional park in the early 1980s. Here is the main entrance to Sahuaro Ranch Park, at 59th Avenue and Mountain View Road, about 1981. The metal...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Richard W. Smith at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s.

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    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Peacock on front lawn of Main House at Sahuaro Ranch

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    • 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,...
    • Palm Lane, the entrance into Sahuaro Ranch from Olive Avenue, April 5, 1941

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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Agriculture--Arizona.
    • Palm Lane was the original entrance to Sahuaro Ranch, connecting the main ranch buildings to Olive Avenue a half-mile to the south. The ranch's first owner, William Bartlett, had these trees planted in 1890. While these palms do not produce fruit,...
    • Members of the Phoedalian Women's Club and Mayor George Renner dedicate the Adobe House in 1984.

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    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Glendale Parks & Recreation Department (Glendale, Ariz.)
    • The Phoedalian Women's Club and Mayor George Renner of Glendale dedicated the 1887 Adobe House following its restoration on April 8, 1984. Sue Schmidt, Phoedalian member, stands to the left of the Mayor; Pat Sweet, Phoedalian project chairperson,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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