Marinette, Arizona

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Marinette, Arizona
Ghost town
Marinette is located in Arizona
Marinette
Marinette
Location in the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°35′51″N 112°16′19″W / 33.59750°N 112.27194°W / 33.59750; -112.27194Coordinates: 33°35′51″N 112°16′19″W / 33.59750°N 112.27194°W / 33.59750; -112.27194
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
Elevation[1] 1,142 ft (348 m)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)

Marinette was a ghost town in Maricopa County, Arizona, located just northwest of Peoria, Arizona, along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The site was promoted in the early 20th century for production of citrus fruit, apricots, olives, and other crops.[2] The town was purchased by the Southwest Cotton company, a Goodyear subsidiary, in 1920.[3] At some point in the mid-20th century, it was abandoned. The place where Marinette once was later became the site of Del Webb Corporation's Sun City, Arizona.[1][4][5][6]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sun City
  2. ^ "Excursion to Marinette, Arizona". Santa Ana Register. May 21, 1912. p. 8. Retrieved December 29, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Goodyear Buying New Cotton Lands". The Scranton Republican. July 24, 1920. p. 17. Retrieved December 29, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Del Webb Corporation - Company History". Fundinguniverse.com. Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  5. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica World Atlas, 1959 Edition, p. 74
  6. ^ Grant, Tina (1988). International directory of company histories. 14. St. James Press. p. 163. ISBN 1-55862-342-6. Retrieved July 31, 2010. 

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