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Rare promo for Ingleside, Arizona c.1910  

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Ingleside, Arizona: The finest winter climate in the world (wrapper title)

Robinson, W. H.

[Los Angeles]

Wood's Print



[8] pp. With 16 illustrations from photographs, including on inside of front and rear wrappers. 23.5x10 cm (9¼x4"), pictorial wrappers.

Rare promotional pamphlet for the community nine miles northeast of Phoenix, though now consumed by it. Today Ingleside would be located near what is now 44th Street and Indian School Road (Phoenix). On the first page is a picture of male and female golfers, with the caption "First There Is Golf." Much of the text centers on the Ingleside Club, where "Social life at Ingleside centers." On the inside of the rear covers is the statement, "Information regarding the Ingleside Club will be cheerfully given by W.H. Robinson, secretary, Ingleside, Arizona. For information concerning building lots, address Phoenix Trust Co." OCLC/WorldCat lists four copies, at Yale, Southern Methodist University, the University of Arizona, and Pima County Public Library.

In 1881, a railroad-roadbed contractor named William J. Murphy came to Arizona. In 1883, he won a contract to build a canal that was originally envisioned as stretching from the Granite Reef Dam to New River and was planned to irrigate 100,000 acres. Around what is now 56th Street and Indian School, the workers ran into rock that was too hard to remove, so they created a waterfall. It was a popular gathering place until a hydroelectric plant was built there in 1902. Salt River Project restored the Arizona Falls a few years ago.
Murphy had big plans for the area. He planted what are believed to be the first commercial citrus orchards in the Valley. And he built what is thought to be the Valley's first resort, the Ingleside Club, later renamed the Ingleside Inn. Since there was no air-conditioning or cooling, the inn was only open in the winter. It operated until the early 1940s. Two women turned it into a private school for girls. The school operated until 1957. In 1959, it was sold to a developer who tore it down and put up apartments that are condominiums today. Ingleside was eventually absorbed by the burgeoning Phoenix, but there are schools, apartments and businesses in the area with Ingleside in their names.

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Slight rubbing along spine; near fine.

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