Meaning of MESA in English


City (pop., 2000: 396,375), south-central Arizona, U.S., located near Phoenix .

It was settled in 1878 by Mormon s who used ancient Hohokam Indian canals for irrigation (see Hohokam culture ); it was incorporated as a town in 1883 and as a city in 1930. A Salt River reclamation project enabled the community to grow fruit and raise other crops. The city grew rapidly through industrialization after World War II. It is the site of Mesa Community College and Mesa Southwest Museum.

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