Tempe: Then & Now
Author Frederic B. Wildfang and photographer Linda Spears document the history and changes of Tempe’s beginnings from a small farming community to the lively, urban, high-tech center of today. Due to its residential growth, Tempe is now the 7th largest city in the state of Arizona.
Author Frederick B. Wildfang and photographer Linda Spears document the history and changes of Tempe’s historic rise from a small, nondescript farming community to the lively, vibrant, urban center of today.
Soon after Charles Trumbull Hayden’s arrival in 1870, he built the first canal on the south side of the Salt River, followed by a store, flour mill, and a cable ferry across the river. Since then, Tempe has transformed from that small farming community to Arizona’s 7th largest city.
Published by Arcadia Publishing.