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Alexander John CHANDLER

American Alexander John CHANDLER

American veterinary surgeon, founder of Chandler, Arizona

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Born: on July 15, 1859 in Proven, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada
Died: on May 08, 1950 in Chandler, Arizona, United States


In 1891, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon in Arizona Territory, settled on a ranch south of Mesa, studying irrigation engineering. By 1900, he had acquired 18,000 acres (73 km2) of land, and began drawing up plans for a townsite on what was then known as the Chandler Ranch. The townsite office opened on May 17, 1912, the same year that Chandler High School was established. The townsite was bounded by Galveston Street on the north, Frye Road on the south, Hartford Street on the west, and Hamilton Street on the east. By 1913, a town center had become established, featuring the Hotel San Marcos, the first golf resort in the state.

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