Lake Havasu City, AZ
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to 2010 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 52,527. It is served by Lake Havasu City Airport. Lake Havasu City is the largest city in Mohave County.
The community first started as an Army Air Corps rest camp during World War II on the shores of Lake Havasu. Lake Havasu City was established in 1963 by Robert P. McCulloch (of McCulloch chainsaws) as a planned community. McCulloch had purchased 3,500 acres (14 km²) of property on the east side of Lake Havasu along Pittsburg Point, the peninsula that eventually would be transformed into "the island". The city was incorporated in 1978.
A tourist attraction in Lake Havasu City is the London Bridge, which crosses a 930 ft (280 m) long man-made canal that leads from Lake Havasu (on the Colorado River) to Thompson Bay. It was bought for US $2.5 million from the City of London when the bridge was replaced in 1968. The bridge was disassembled, and the marked stones were shipped to Lake Havasu City and reassembled for another US $7 million. It opened in October 1971.