The old water tower is a familiar landmark that highlights the city’s history as a hub for trains. This old tower has seen it all. The bottom photo was taken after a flood hit the town in 1949. The Maricopa dirt road heading north runs along the bed for the former Maricopa & Phoenix Railroad line that stopped running in the mid-1930s. Maricopa Market is the upper-right, white building. The recent photo shows North John Wayne Parkway where the dirt road once was. Today, the road is John Wayne Parkway, and many local businesses can
be seen. In the top right corner, you can see The Villages at Rancho El Dorado.

[Maricopa Historical Society]