Guadalupe, AZ


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Guadalupe is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 5,258. The town is nestled between Phoenix and Tempe. Since its founding, it has been known as a center of Yaqui culture and it is home to many religious festivals. Respectful visitors are welcome to observe these ceremonies, although photography is forbidden.
Guadalupe was founded around 1900 by Yaqui Indians, who fled their homeland in Sonora to avoid oppression by the Mexican government of Porfirio Diaz.
Guadalupe is primarily a residential area; most residents commute to the Phoenix area to work.