Did you know that in 1885 William John Murphey came to Arizona to take head of the canal being built in Peoria, AZ? Seven years later, in 1892 he founded Glendale, AZ. During the last two decades Glendale has been one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and is Arizona’s 5th largest City. It is also known as the sports destination of Arizona with the Gila River Arena and of course the University of Phoenix Stadium where the super bowl is played. The super bowl attracts thousands of people as well as quite a few celebrities to Glendale who come to watch the big game.