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Calderwood Butte Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.63 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,404 feet
Elevation Gain 292 feet
Accumulated Gain 416 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.02
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Sunrise Mountain - Peoria
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Marinette Canal
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Nearby Canal History
Nov 8th 1909 - Canal turned on land under canal. Roughly 9k acres planted with sugar beets. Vulture Road became Grand Avenue.


By 1920 the gamble on sugar beets was bleak as it became apparent the soil could not produce a sweet enough beet. RP Davie sold his holdings to Southwest Cotton Company, a division of Goodyear Tire. Marinette transformed into a cotton farming community.

Mar 10th 1922 - A federal officer dug up an object near the headgate that resembled a heart. Thought to be that of John Moran, tender of the headgate whom disappeared. However a request from Portland for a duplicate passbook helped solve the mystery. The signature on the request matched that of Mr Moran. Likewise the heart was soaked in formaldehyde for identification. Turns out it was simply weed roots. I'm guessing this was before the invention of glasses.

May 9th 1926 - Goodyear Rubber Company widened the canal to 14 feet from the Headgates to Marinette. At which time a phoneline was installed from Marinette to Frog Tanks ( Beardsley ).

1934 - resolution of dissolution filed for the canal

1936 - Marinette Ranch was sold to JG Boswell. Cotton production skyrocketed. By means of machines replacing man labor, thus the town dwindled.

1941 - Webb contracted to build Luke Air Field

1959 - Boswell released cotton acres to Webb

1960 - Orders for 400 homes, a shopping center and a clinic were in place Calderwood Butte area contains Hohokam archaeological sites.

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    From Happy Valley Road & Lake Pleasant Pkwy

    1. Head north on N Lake Pleasant Pkwy 1.0 mi
    2. Turn left onto W Jomax Rd 0.3 mi
    3. Turn right onto N 99th Ave 0.4 mi
    4. Turn left at W Quail Track Dr 59 ft

    Calderwood Butte Trail, Peoria, AZ 85383
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