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Term: Tempe

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Located in S central Arizona on Salt River; originally settled by Charles Hayden (father of former senator of Arizona Carl Hayden); following WW II showed rapid growth. Officially named Tempe about 1879 at suggestion of Darrell Duppa because the area wassimilar to the Vale of Tempe in Greece. Charles Trumbull Hayden (1825-1900) established a ferry--'Haydens Ferry'--in 1871 at this place. Subsequently, the place was kno

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American, 1919 - 2008
American, born 1952
American, founded 1981