McFarland State Historic Park, Florence

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McFarland State Historic Park is a small historic park located in downtown Florence, Arizona on the corner of Main and Ruggles Streets. The park consists of a preserved courthouse and other buildings dating to the Arizona Territory period. The original structure was built in 1878 with the addition of a jail in 1882 and the courthouse in 1891. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

McFarland Park reopened February 2011 after repairs and renovations. It had been closed because of Arizona State Parks budget cuts.
McFarland Park commemorates Ernest McFarland (1894-1984), who was successively a US Senator, Governor of Arizona, and Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. McFarland bought the old courthouse building in 1974, donated it to the state, and paid for its renovation. McFarland State Historic Park

was opened and dedicated October 10, 1979.
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  • This is the State Historic Park. McFarland was a great man and he helped people and didn't put people down. He also listened to people and he was a great man. 
    This is the State Historic Park. McFarland was a great man and he helped people and didn't put people down. He also listened to people and he was a great man.  more »
  • This is named in honor of Ernest McFarland, who had served as the Senate Majority Leader in the US Senate, Governor of Arizona and a Justice on the Arizona Supreme Court. He is credited as the... 
    This is named in honor of Ernest McFarland, who had served as the Senate Majority Leader in the US Senate, Governor of Arizona and a Justice on the Arizona Supreme Court. He is credited as the...  more »
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  • Go to McFarland historical museum. The gal that works there was a wealth of information of the town. Loved listening to her.
  • Great museum with wonderful docets. Gift shoppe is huge with LOTS of local items for sale. Farmers Market is held on McFarland porch and out back. It's growing and worth checking out!

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