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This growth necessitated development into the flood plain known as the Indian Bend Wash.
Flood plains throughout history have been enticing locations for development due to their flatness, ease of building and inexpensiveness.
where 5,500 pilot cadets received their primary flight training before the war's end.
Scottsdale was the site of a German prisoner of war camp at the current intersection of Scottsdale and Thomas Roads in what today is Papago Park.
After a major flood in 1972, work on the Greenbelt project began in earnest, and continued through 1984, by which point the major Greenbelt was completed, although minor projects continue through the current day.
Scottsdale Spire, located in the southeast corner of Bell and Scottsdale Avenues in Scottsdale, was an Arizona State Capital Project designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Under still-mysterious circumstances, the Hohokam disappeared around 1450 or 1500, the most likely theory having to do with a prolonged drought.
Named Scottsdale in 1894 after founder Winfield Scott and incorporated in 1951 with a population of 2,000, the 2015 population of the city is estimated to be 236,839 according to the U. On the west, Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix, Paradise Valley and unincorporated Maricopa County land.
culminating in the opening of the region's first resort in 1909, the Ingleside Inn, located just south of the Arizona Canal and west of the Crosscut Canal (Indian School Road at about 64th Street) in what is today Scottsdale.
Also in 1909, Cavalliere's Blacksmith Shop opened in downtown Scottsdale, and the original schoolhouse was replaced by the much more expansive Little Red Schoolhouse, which remains standing to this day.
In the late 1950s, the problem became more and more pronounced, until in 1959 the Maricopa County Flood Control District (MCFCD) was formed by the Arizona State Legislature.
The MCFCD became the lead player for developing a comprehensive flood plan for the entire county.