Dobson Ranch Lake Community and Waterfront Homes

dobson-ranch-homes-in-mesa-azDobson Ranch – Mesa’s First Planned Community.

The origins of Dobson Ranch reach back to the early history of the east valley when it began as a cattle ranch and farming operation.  Wilson Wesley Dobson emigrated from Canada to Arizona and began his cattle ranching and farming in 1886, which is 25 years before Roosevelt Dam was completed.  He may have belonged to the Salt River Valley Water Users Association (SRVWUA) who pledged more than 200,000 acres of their land for the federal construction loan to build the dam. As many as 20,000 head of cattle roamed the land where Baseline Road stands.

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