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Maricopa County, Arizona



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Submitted & © by:David M Habben


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Submitted & © by:David M Habben

This historical monument is dedicated to these early farming pioneers who traveled from afar in search of life's blessings. "Litchfield" was founded around 1916 and was originally established as labor camp. This cemetery was founded by Paul W. Litchfield in 1917 for private use by hundreds of legally imported aliens and other employees whose services were to convert saw desert into gleaned fields for planting cotton and other crops. A serious influenza epidemic claimed more lives than WW I. Here in memory lies those and their families who dedicated their lives. This cemetery was once located in the heart of the labor camps and played a very important role in Arizona's history. The restoration of this historical property could not be completed without the help of the community and Goodyear Farms. Directed by Mr. Joseph Villela, historian and Dr. Grace Bukruel Farnum, consultant.

Donated by Arizona Granite and Marble Co. 1984.



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Submitted & © by:David M Habben


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Submitted & © by:David M Habben


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Submitted & © by:David M Habben


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Submitted & © by:David M Habben


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Submitted & © by:David M Habben


Goodyear Farms Historical Cemetery




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