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Peoria History Captured in New Book
- 02/22/2010

Arcadia Publishing

More Info on This Book: Peoria

New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Jodey Elsner is Peoria in the popular Images of America series, featuring over 200 vintage images.

The city of Peoria, Arizona located 14 miles northwest of Phoenix, was founded in 1886 near the eastern bank of New River by settlers from Peoria, Illinois. The pioneers used the Arizona Canal to irrigate the surrounding dry desert, turning the town into a farming community. Peoria became a stop along the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railroad in 1895 and boasted its own train station and landmark water tower. Peoria was the last, full-service stop on the way out of the Salt River Valley before Wickenburg, 40 miles to the northwest. The town began to take shape as a suburb of Phoenix in the latter half of the 20th century.

A portion of profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Peoria Arizona Historical Society.

*Join the author for a book signing!
Saturday, March 13 from noon to 2 p.m.
Borders: 7320 West Bell Glendale, AZ 85308

Highlights of Peoria:
• Includes Old Town and surrounding farmlands
• Features historic Peoria High School and Wilhelm’s Garage
• Explores Peoria’s historic homes and Weedville (Southwest Indian Ministries)
• Shows Wagoner Mansion and the old water tower

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Buy It Now: Peoria $21.99




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