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Chandler, Arizona was named after Dr. A. J. Chandler, a veterinarian who settled in the area in 1891. Dr Chandler was born and educated in Quebec, Canada.  The town of Chandler began in 1912, with the opening of the Hotel San Marcos in 1913, Arizona's first resort.  The Town of Chandler incorporated in 1920, with Dr. Chandler as its first Mayor.

Dr Alexander John Chandler was a business associate of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.  There is a statue of him in Dr A.J. Chandler Park, in downtown Chandler.

Chandler Arizona residents are called Chandlerites.

Downtown Chandler likes to be called Historic Downtown Chandler.  Good place for some local shopping.

Most of the north and south streets in the original town site were named after states, and most of the east and west streets were named after American cities." Several of those street names remain today, like Boston Street, California Street, and Arizona Avenue.

Chandler is the fourth largest city in Arizona in terms of population, with well over 300,000 residents.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Western International University both have campuses in Chandler.

Chandler is the home of Gangplank.


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