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Sahuaro Ranch History
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    • Peacock on front lawn of Main House at Sahuaro Ranch

    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • The Milk House boiler at Sahauro Ranch

    • 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 north side of Sahuaro Ranch's Foreman House after a storm

    • 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...
    • Richard W. Smith at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s.

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

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • The main entrance to Sahuaro Ranch Park, at 59th Avenue and Mountain View, about 1981.

    • 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...
    • 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.

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