It’s a landmark birthday party for Tempe, and you’re invited to take part

The Hayden’s Ferry crossing of the Salt River in bygone days is part of Tempe’s heritage. – photo

Guess who turns 150 this year?

That might be a ripe old age, but the little settlement with a flour mill at the Salt River crossing doesn’t need a walker!

In fact, many believe that Tempe, at a century and a half, is among the most vibrant of all metro Phoenix suburbs.

The iconic Hayden Flour Mill still stands along Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe. – photo

It certainly has a vibrant and colorful past that brought it to today. You, or your family members, or your friends no doubt have memories and/or photos of Tempe days past.

Wrangler News and will present a special section in late October commemorating Tempe’s 150th birthday, and we’d love to have your voice in it. If you have stories, memories or photos that you’d like to share please email them by Sept. 1 to or to

And, we’d also like to have your advertising in the section. Please contact Joyce or Lee about supporting our special section and promoting your business — online and/or in print  — to let the community know that you are all about the Tempe experience!


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