You will be surprised to know these things about Phoenix City

Did you know, the Hohokam people lived in Phoenix for over 2,000 years.

To make the desert land cultivable, the Hohokam people dug some 135 miles (217 km) of irrigation canals.

Jack Swilling of Wickenburg founded the town in 1867. Phoenix was officially recognized on May 4, 1868.

Phoenix was established in 1867 as a farming community near the confluence of the Salt and Gila Rivers, and became a city in 1881.

Schooling for the youth of Phoenix began in 1871. About 20 children studied under the guidance of Jean Rudolph Darroch.

Phoenix is the fifth most populous city in the United States, with 1,680,992 people 

Now people know Phoenix for its year-round sun, desert beauty, and world-class resorts and golf.

Here's What You Need to Know If You're in Phoenix City