Marinette, Arizona

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Marinette, Arizona
Marinette is located in Arizona
Marinette
Marinette
Location in the state of Arizona
Marinette is located in the US
Marinette
Marinette
Marinette (the US)
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
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
CountyMaricopa
Elevation1,142 ft (348 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))

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] It existed until 1957, when the post office serving Marinette was moved to Youngtown.[4] The place where Marinette once was later became the site of Del Webb Corporation's Sun City, Arizona.[1][5][6][7]

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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. ^ "Marinette, Arizona Historic Site". Waymarking. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Del Webb Corporation - Company History". Fundinguniverse.com. Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  6. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica World Atlas, 1959 Edition, p. 74
  7. ^ 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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