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Did You Know These About Mesa

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Multitudes of interesting and hidden facts are associated with Mesa, some of them were propagated further to make known, and some got buried. But, every time the city left people awestruck with its hard-to-digest yet incredible historical, geographical, demographic, and other important facts. Keep on reading to peep into the city's unsaid or unknown facts.

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  • The third largest city in Arizona is none other than Mesa.

  • The name of the city 'Mesa' is a Spanish word which means 'table'.

  • Mesa is famed as the US's largest suburban city.

  • The two world-famed archaeological site: the Park of the Canals and the Mesa Grande Ruins are situated in Mesa.

  • 'The Hohokam Indians' are known to be the first settlers in Mesa.

  • Prior to being known as 'Mesa,' the city was famed as 'Zenos'.

  • The city was incorporated on January 3rd 1878.

  • Smoking cigarettes within 15-foot of a public place is forbidden in Mesa unless someone possesses a Class 12 liquor licence.

  • The first school in Mesa was established in 1879.

  • Amongst all the major metropolitan cities, Mesa has the second lowest property tax rates.

  • Forbes once voted Mesa as 'One of the best places for bicycle enthusiasts'.

  • The residents of Mesa are known as 'Mesans'.

  • In 2013, Phoenix-Mesa metro was ranked number one in the US for economic growth.

  • In 2013, Phoenix-Mesa metro was ranked number eight for top sustainable metros.

  • 'Hayden's Ferry' was Mesa's first post office which was later renamed as 'Zenos' in 1886.

  • Mesa's first office complex was built by Dr. A.J. Chandler.

  • After purchasing a utility company in 1917, Mesa became one of the cities in the state to own utilities.

  • In 1905, the McPhersons, who were the first African-American family, arrived Mesa.

  • By electing and becoming the mayor of Mesa, Willie Wong became the first Asian-American mayor of a premium city.

  • The Lehi School, which was built in 1913, is famed as the Mesa's oldest standing school building.
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