Ten fun facts about Mesa
Mesa, which is the third-largest city in the US State of Arizona, is larger than key American cities, including Miami, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and St. Louis.
It covers 133 square miles inside a 21-city region with a population of 4.4 million, projected to be 6 million by 2030.
The name ‘Mesa’ has its origins in the Spanish word for table. It gets its name because of its distinctive tabletop shape.
Mesa City, which is known as the largest suburban city in the US, was initially named Zenos before it was named Mesa.
The Hohokam Indians were the first settlers to the area and before the Mormons followed them. These two groups built the city’s first canal system.
The Arizona Temple, which is located in Mesa, is the seventh operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Announced in 1919 and constructed, it is one of the largest attractions in the state. An extravagant Easter Pageant is held at this venue every year.
The Honeymoon Trail stretched through Mesa, going from Winslow, Arizona to Saint George, Utah where Mormons had to travel to be married before 1926.
It is the venue where the Chicago Cubs hold their training camp annually during the spring. The famous Tonto National Forest is located here in the Superstition Mountains.
The canals, which the city’s very early settlers constructed, are some of the largest and most advanced during their time- the prehistoric New World.
Tourists this American city have a broad range of outdoor activities and excursions they can enjoy, among them, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, fishing, golfing, hiking, and jeep tours.
For lovers of history, Mesa boasts of two major archeological sites- the Park of the Canals and the Mesa Grande Ruins.
Mesa has over 76 schools, several accredited colleges, and specialty schools, such as Arizona State University, Apollo College, and De-Vry University.
Apple is seeking permission to invest $2 billion in converting a plant previously used as a solar panel manufacturing facility, and then had a short-lived tenure as a location for GT Advanced Technology, an Apple supplier, into a “global command center.” It will employ 150 people when complete. Matheson Gas, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest suppliers of industrial, medical and electronic gases, is putting up $40 million large capacity air separation facility in Mesa City. Arizona Roofing Systems can’t wait for this project to be achieved.