Barnes, Will C. Arizona
Place Names University of Arizona Press. 1997
"Included in other acreage acquired bythe Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1916 to produce Egyptian long-fiber cotton was one tract crossed by Chandler branch of the Arizona Eastern Railroad. It had a station called Casaba. The word casaba is Spanish for "melon", and many melons grew in the vicinity. The main town for the development, one and a half miles north, was briefly known as Egypt (because of the variety of cotton), but the name Goodyear was soon applied to both the community and the cotton ranch. In 1944, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company sold its property. The name Goodyear was transferred to the discontinued post office to the new town of Goodyear. See Litchfield Park, Arizona. PO Est Jan 8, 1918, G. Lindley Gallands PM; disc. Feb 15, 1941; reest in new location Nov 22, 1944.
Barnes, Will C.; Granger, Byrd (ed.) Arizona's names : X marks the place Falconer Pub. Co. : distributed by Treasure Chest Publications, c1983. P. 267
City Profile--Arizona Department of Commerce
Local Government Website
Books/Manuscripts found in the ASU Library Catalog
Litchfield Park collection, 1900-1990 (bulk 1917-1987) [manuscript]
MS MSS 17
Zoning ordinance, Town of Goodyear, Arizona.
XUGO 1.5:Z 55/984
Items on the Arizona and Southwest Index
The Story of Goodyear-Farms
CE EPH N-101
City Report, Goodyear, Arizona. Varied Dates from 1990-
CE EPH PN-140
The Taming of the Blue
CE EPH HM-87
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