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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

24rd Annual Rose Society of Glendale AZ Rose Show

Enjoy a display of roses of all sizes, shapes and colors grown by local gardeners. Rose education seminar 2-3 p.m. More than 1,000 blooms from every kind of rose will be on exhibit in the Fruit Packing Shed Gallery at Sahuaro Ranch Park, Glendale, AZ.

A visit to Sahuaro Ranch Park Glendale, which preserves a small part of this legacy, is a step back in time to a simpler yet hardworking way of life.

The ranch was owned by William Henry Bartlett, a successful businessman and rancher from Peoria, Illinois, who potential in the development of the Western frontier.

Bartlett homesteaded Sahuaro Ranch in 1886, one year after the completion of the Arizona Canal. They planted the original 640-acre Sahuaro Ranch in figs and other fruit, vineyards and alfalf. The ranch was also famous for its landscaped, park-like setting where rose bushes flourished. Sahuaro Ranch's huge rose garden is still there and is a popular spot for weddings.

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