Childs, Arizona facts for kids
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Unincorporated community settlement
|Elevation||1,430 ft (440 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|GNIS feature ID||2831|
Childs was established in 1916 as a station on the Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad, which went from Gila Bend, Arizona to Ajo. Childs was named for local rancher and miner Tom Childs, who discovered copper at Ajo. In 1934, Childs was described as a post office and railroad station.
In 1969, Childs was described as a longer siding on the Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad, which went from Gila Bend, Arizona to Ajo. In 1972, Childs and other sidings were humorously referred to as a "metropolises", though the article stated there were some children at Childs.
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