The Roosevelt Dam is listed as the largest masonary dam in the world. Construction of the dam was started in 1903 and was completed in 1911. This structure was the first multipurpose project built by the Bureau of Reclamation. Its unique cyclopean-masonry thick arch design has resulted in its being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.
In 1971, the American Society of Civil Engineers recognized the site with the National Historic Engineering Landmark Award.
The lake hosts world champion bass fishing tournaments and was named after Theodore Roosevelt, who approved the dam as the first federal reclamation project.
Former President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the dam named in his honor March 18, 1911. The reservoir contained 526,875 acre feet of water and was at elevation 163.15 on the dam, the day of the 1st dedication.
(Scottsdale) Ancala Country Club
(Cave Creek) Animal Hospital at Tatum Ranch
(Apache Junction) Apache Trail
(Phoenix) Arizona Exposition & State Fair
(Tempe) Big Surf
(Mesa) Buckhorn Wildlife Museum and Bathhouse
02/06 Coming to The Roosevelt area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.