An eight-day commemoration of the agricultural
history of a town that began as a rural outpost and was once called
the "hay growing capital of Arizona." Now a rapidly growing suburb
of Phoenix, Gilbert still includes farmland where crops such as
cotton, alfalfa, and corn are grown. However, much of the land is
slated for new home construction, and Gilbert Days is a cultural
resource to draw from in ongoing efforts to preserve the rural
character of the older community.
Originally submitted by: J.D. Hayworth, Representative (6th District).
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