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Map of Gila Bend United States

I. Introduction

II. History of Gila Bend

III. Geography of Gila Bend

IV. Demographics of Gila Bend

V. Economy of Gila Bend

VI. Culture of Gila Bend

VII. Government of Gila Bend

VIII. Education in Gila Bend

IX. Transportation in Gila Bend

X. Notable people from Gila Bend


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Map of Gila Bend United States

II. History of Gila Bend

Gila Bend was founded in 1877 as a stagecoach stop on the route between Tucson and Yuma. The town was named after the nearby Gila River. In the early 1900s, Gila Bend became a popular tourist destination due to its hot springs. The town also served as a shipping point for copper and other minerals from the surrounding area. In 1942, Gila Bend was the site of a Japanese internment camp. The camp was closed in 1946, and the land was returned to the Gila River Indian Community. Today, Gila Bend is a small town with a population of around 6,000 people. The town is home to a number of businesses, including a hospital, a school, and a number of shops and restaurants. Gila Bend is also a popular tourist destination, due to its proximity to the Sonoran Desert and its many hiking and biking trails.