1915 · Mesa
Mesa: Free Press Print, 1915. Good.. Folding brochure in eight panels on a sheet 8.25 x 13 inches, folded to 8.25 x 3 inches. Light wear, a few small edge tears, old tape repairs in several places. Promotional brochure for the Pomeroy Realty Company of Mesa, Arizona, advertising lands for sale both in the city and regionally. "Why? Because [Mesa] is located in the very heart -- the richest part of the Salt River Valley, has all the advantages of the Roosevelt Dam, and offers splendid inducements to the man of small means as well as the man of large means for a profitable investment. ... Mesa is the home of the orange, the Thompson seedless grape, the ostrich, and the Persian sheep. Cantaloupes made Arizona famous, and Mesa made the cantaloupes." Three of the panels contain information on lots for sale, listing sizes and prices, while the verso of the sheet contains a map depicting the gridded lots of the "Salt River Project, Arizona, Under Great Roosevelt Dam." This shows the area containing the towns of Phoenix,Tempe, and Mesa, as well as the road and river leading out to the Salt River Reservoir. A legend denotes schools, churches, pumping plants, and creameries. Rare and ephemeral -- not in OCLC.
(Inventory #: 1390)