This vintage map shows Phoenix, Arizona as it looked in 1885. At the time only 3,500 people lived there, and the map says “The town is rapidly growing, and its charming situation will yet make it the leading city of Arizona.”

This historic bird’s eye view of Phoenix shows landmarks such as the Phoenix Hotel, Phoenix Swimming Baths, the Daily Phoenix Herald and the Maricepa, Grand and Arizona Canals. ¬†Explore a larger copy of the map below, or click here to get a high resolution reproduction of the map.

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