CHH Topics & Historic Sites of Interest

Topics & Historic Sites of Interest

    This project encompasses "Historic Higley" which at its inception 100 years ago was inclusive of the whole San Tan Mountain farming community, including Southeast Gilbert/Mesa (Higley, Chandler Heights ), Queen Creek (Combs), San Tan Valley.

    Topics of interest are, but are not limited to:


        Native American History

        School Districts
        Civic Duties (clubs and business associations)
        Modern Amenities – Electricity, Phone, Cars
        Agricultural Life
        Cultural Communities
        Military Life

    Sites of interest include, but are not limited to:

        San Tan Historical Society Museum (former Rittenhouse/Queen Creek Elementary)
        Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Ocotillo/Ellsworth)
        Queen Creek Town Hall
        Desert Wells Stage Stop
        Gold Mine Mountain (San Tan Mountain Park)
        Hunt Highway
        Railroad Water Tank (Queen Creek)
        Mansel Carter and Marion Kennedy Gravesites (San Tan Mountain Park)
        Chandler Heights Community Church
        Chandler Heights Trading Post
        Tator Hill at San Tan Mountain Park
        Higley General Store
        Arizona Boys Ranch
        Schnepf Farms
        Historic Combs
        Historic Chandler Heights

    Sites of interest that no longer exist include, but are not limited to:

        Higley and Queen Creek’s First Schools
        Queen Creek Potato Company
        POW Camps in Queen Creek
        Ellsworth Brothers Farms
        Hawes Homestead
        Site of First Trading Post and Post Office for Chandler Heights
        Citrus Tract Camp in Chandler Heights
        Dotson House
        Chandler Heights Pumping Stations
        Power Farms
        Sossaman Homesteads
        Germann Homestead
        Rittenhouse Ranch
        Taylor Homestead

If you have photographs, written histories, on the above sites/topics or a recommendation for an interviewee for the oral history portion of the project, please contact Project Director – Leslie LeRoux or call 480.220.0341.


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