Mesa Heritage Wall: A Quick Look at Significant Events

I found this on the Arizona Museum of Natural History’s website and thought it was very interesting for a quick look at Mesa’s history.

In 1999, a group of Mesa citizens was assembled by the museum to create a list of the most significant events to shape Mesa’s development since its founding on Feb. 14, 1878.  Following months of research, discussion and debate, the group came up with 49 items it considered to be history-making events.  Text for the plaques was developed with the help of Valley historian Mark Pry.

These events were then transferred to bronze plaques on Mesa City Plaza’s “Heritage Wall,” located at 20 E. Main Street in downtown Mesa.

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