Gila Bend, Arizona

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Gila Bend (O'odham: Hila Wi:n), founded in 1872, is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.wikipedia
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San Lucy Village, Arizona

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Just outside the town is the San Lucy district (O'odham: Weco Cekṣanĭ) of the Tohono O'odham Nation, with a small settlement, San Lucy (O'odham: Si:l Mek) bordering the town itself.
It is located 1 mile north of Gila Bend, Arizona.

Gila River

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The town is named for an approximately 90-degree bend in the Gila River, which is near the community's current location.
Well west of Phoenix, the river bends sharply southward along the Gila Bend Mountains, then it swings westward again near the town of Gila Bend.

Tohono Oʼodham Nation

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Just outside the town is the San Lucy district (O'odham: Weco Cekṣanĭ) of the Tohono O'odham Nation, with a small settlement, San Lucy (O'odham: Si:l Mek) bordering the town itself.
Residents were relocated to a 40 acre parcel of land named San Lucy Village, near Gila Bend, Arizona.

Maricopa County, Arizona

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Gila Bend (O'odham: Hila Wi:n), founded in 1872, is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.

Pima Villages

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By the time of the California Gold Rush the Maricopa villages, were all located east of the Sierra Estrella, on the Gila River, below the Pima Villages.
A further 132 Akimel O’odham were in the village of Oyadaibuc to the west near what is now Gila Bend.

Murderer's Grave Station

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Gila Bend Station was located 17 miles east of Murderer's Grave Station and 40 miles west of Maricopa Wells Station across the water-less Forty Mile Desert.
The site was located 20 miles east of Oatmans Flat Station and 15 miles west of Gila Ranch Station.

Butterfield Overland Mail in New Mexico Territory

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From 1857, the place at 33.00052°N, -112.69884°W was named Gila Ranch and was a stagecoach water and camping stop on the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line and in 1858 as Gila Ranch Station, was a stage station on the more famous Butterfield Overland Mail route to California.

Solana Generating Station

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The Solana Generating Station began providing power for Arizona Public Service in 2013.
The Solana Generating Station is a solar power plant near Gila Bend, Arizona, about 70 mi southwest of Phoenix, completed in 2013.

Maricopa, Arizona

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Gila Bend Station was located 17 miles east of Murderer's Grave Station and 40 miles west of Maricopa Wells Station across the water-less Forty Mile Desert.
Past Mobile, State Route 238 becomes a county route that connects to Arizona State Route 85 in Gila Bend.

Interstate 8

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The town is just off Interstate 8 on Arizona State Route 85, which provides access between I-8 and Interstate 10 north of Gila Bend.
The first route over the Cuyamaca Mountains was dedicated in 1912, and a plank road served as the first road across the Imperial Valley to Yuma; east of there, the Gila Trail continued east to Gila Bend.

Arizona State Route 85

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The town is just off Interstate 8 on Arizona State Route 85, which provides access between I-8 and Interstate 10 north of Gila Bend.
The highway also intersects I-8 in Gila Bend and serves as a connector between I-8 and I-10 and for travelers between Phoenix and Yuma as well as San Diego.

San Antonio–San Diego Mail Line

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From 1857, the place at 33.00052°N, -112.69884°W was named Gila Ranch and was a stagecoach water and camping stop on the San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line and in 1858 as Gila Ranch Station, was a stage station on the more famous Butterfield Overland Mail route to California.

Gillespie Dam

The Gillespie Dam is a concrete gravity dam located on the Gila River between the towns of Buckeye and Gila Bend, Arizona.

Gillespie Dam Bridge

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Due to the mounting problems, the Arizona Highway Department decided in 1920 to re-route the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway between Wellton and Arlington south of the river through Gila Bend.

Oʼodham language

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Gila Bend (O'odham: Hila Wi:n), founded in 1872, is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.

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Gila Bend (O'odham: Hila Wi:n), founded in 1872, is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.

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Gila Bend (O'odham: Hila Wi:n), founded in 1872, is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.

Hohokam

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The town of Gila Bend is situated near an ancient Hohokam village.

Eusebio Kino

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Father Eusebio Francisco Kino was the first European to visit in 1699 on his first journey of exploration to the Colorado River.

Pima people

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132 Pima people lived in a rancheria called Oyadaibuc or as Kino named it San Felipe y Santiago del Oyadaibuc, near the modern town, and other Pima lived in three rancherias up river to the north mixed with the Cocomaricopa or Opa.

Ranchería

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132 Pima people lived in a rancheria called Oyadaibuc or as Kino named it San Felipe y Santiago del Oyadaibuc, near the modern town, and other Pima lived in three rancherias up river to the north mixed with the Cocomaricopa or Opa.

Maricopa people

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132 Pima people lived in a rancheria called Oyadaibuc or as Kino named it San Felipe y Santiago del Oyadaibuc, near the modern town, and other Pima lived in three rancherias up river to the north mixed with the Cocomaricopa or Opa.

Agua Caliente, Arizona

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During one of his three visits to Gila Bend, Kino counted 960 Opas living in their own rancherias down river to the west of Oyadaibuc as far as a few miles beyond Agua Caliente.

Juan Bautista de Anza

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Oyadaibuc was also visited by Juan Bautista de Anza, commander of the Presidio at Tubac and founder of the city of San Francisco, and by Father Francisco Tomas Garces in 1774.