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T. D. 1400 and which had remained uninhabited thereafter. Swilling and his associates cleaned out the Hohokam canals and grew crops that were sought throughout the territory, setting in motion the migration of farm families to Phoenix and the establishment of a settlement by 1870. But as Earl Zarbin shows in his essay, having a good watershed and a system of canals was not enough: a reservoir for water storage to prevent flooding was the major resource lacking in a water system for twentieth-century needs.
In her case, her father was one of Chicago's most respected and influential citizens.
Adams, a former attorney for Marshall Field, who had recently moved to Phoenixalso for family health reasonsand had founded the Page 19 city's premier hostelry, the Adams Hotel. Moreover, both Adams and Heard were influenced by the presence of winter visitor Whitelaw Reid, publisher of the most important newspaper in the nation, the New York Tribune. After his unsuccessful bid for the vice-presidency (on the ticket with Benjamin Harrison) in the 1892 election, Reid traveled to regain his health and spent two winters in Phoenix.