Founded in 1964 as a planned community, Lake Havasu City is nestled amid craggy desert peaks on the Colorado River in western Arizona. Perhaps best known as the American home of the famous London Bridgemoved to town, piece by piece, in 1971 and painstakingly reconstructedLake Havasu City was first home to natives of the Mohave and Chemehuevi tribes. Steamboats plying the waters of the Colorado, mining interests in the region, and the construction of Parker Dam, which resulted in the 45-mile-long Lake Havasu, all played important roles in the development of this unique community. Today, the city’s more than 50,000 residents and 2.5 million annual visitors enjoy myriad recreational opportunities in this desert oasis,
as well as a historical legacy unlike any other.
About the Author
Writer and historian Frederic B. Wildfang is a local developer and the founder and director of the Lake Havasu Film Festival. In this exciting new volume, he has assembled a fascinating collection of images drawn from the archives of the Lake Havasu City Historical Society, the Mohave County Historical Society, the Arizona Historical Society, the Cline Library at Northern Arizona University, and the Charles E. Young Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as from private collections.