Glendale, Arizona - Facts & Figures
In the late 1800s what is now known as Glendale, Arizona, was all desert. William John Murphy, a native of New Hartford, New York, who resided in the town of Flagstaff, was in charge of building a 40-mile-long Arizona Canal from Granite Reef to New River for the Arizona Canal Company. In 1885, he completed the canal, which would bring water to the desert land.
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- Population: 245,985
- Industries: Manufacturing, Tourism
- Area Codes: 623,602
- ZIP Codes: 85301-85318
- Surrounding Cities: Tempe, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Chandler, AZ