For the town in: Butte County. Bagdad is located along the historic U. S. Route 66, east of Barstow and Ludlow, west of Amboy and Needles; the town was founded in 1883 when the Atchison and Santa Fe Railway railway line between Barstow and Needles was built. At this time, Bagdad provided services to the Orange Blossom Mine several miles to the north, to the War Eagle Mine several miles to the south. In addition, a dirt track extended south past the War Eagle Mine into the Dale Mining District in the Pinto Mountains. Bagdad was long a thriving town along the National Old Trails Road and the famous Route 66, it was bypassed by the opening of Interstate 40 to the north in 1973, lost traveler's business and resident population. The remaining buildings were razed in 1991. Bagdad holds the record for the longest dry streak in United States history with 767 straight days without rain, from October 3, 1912 to November 8, 1914, it is to the south of the Granite Mountains and the Mojave National Preserve, north of the Bullion Mountains.
A small airfield known as the Bagdad Intermediate Field was built south of the town south of Route 66. It was operational in 1932, with abandonment between 1954-1958. A small, red concrete pad, the base of the airway beacon tower is all that remains; the town is known as the fictionalized setting of a novel and a motion picture called Bagdad Café. The movie was shot at the Sidewinder Cafe in nearby Newberry Springs, which has since been renamed the "Bagdad Café." In 1990, CBS ran a television series Bagdad Cafe, for one season. El Garces Hotel Kelso Depot and Employees Hotel Harvey House Railroad Depot U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bagdad Alan Hensher, Ghost Towns of the Mojave Desert: A Concise and Illustrated Guide, California Classics Books, Los Angeles ISBN 978-1-879395-07-7 Ghost Towns.com - Bagdad Webpage about Bagdad, CA with numerous photographs. Bagdad, California Brief history of Bagdad, CA
Bagdad, Mexico was a town established in 1848 on the south bank of the mouth of the Río Grande. This town is known as the Port of Bagdad or the Port of Matamoros, since it is inside the municipality of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Declared non-existent in 1880, it is now invisible, covered by the shifting sands of time. A major player in the American Civil War, today few realize it existed, nor its vital importance to the Confederacy in its rebellion against the United States. One of the first appearances of Bagdad was on a map entitled "Map of the Country Adjacent to the Left Bank of the Rio Grande Below Matamoros, 1847." The Civil War began in 1861. With Abraham Lincoln's proclamation that he would hold Jefferson Davis' privateers "amenable to the laws of the United States for the prevention and punishment of piracy," the War commenced. Mexico was the only foreign country to share a border with the Confederacy. Being neutral, Mexico could not be cut off by Lincoln's Federal blockade; the US Supreme Court, in the Prize cases, had declared Lincoln's blockades legal.
However, this legality did not extend to the Rio Grande, as this river was considered international water by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed in 1848 between the United States and Mexico. Article VII of the Treaty read, "The river Gila, the part of the Rio Bravo del Norte laying below the southern boundary of New Mexico, agreeably to the fifth article, divided in the middle between the two republics, the navigation of the Gila and of the Bravo below said boundary shall be free and common to the vessels and citizens of both countries. Cotton was the "white gold" that would sustain the Confederacy during the Civil War, cotton was "King" in south Texas. Richard King, owner of the famed King Ranch, along with several partners, was a major player in the cotton trade during this time period; the arid brush country was soon a bustle of activity as cotton carts from all parts of Texas, as well as neighboring states, labored on the rutted, dusty roads to transport the cotton first to Brownsville, to Matamoros, Tamaulipas.
From there it was transported by cart to Bagdad, where it was placed on ships bound for various ports around the world. So great was the trade. From a miserable shanty town, Bagdad exploded into a frontier boom town, complete with saloons, gambling houses, brothels; the Brownsville Ranchero described Bagdad as a town in which "fandangos were held every night and women as beautiful as houris exhibit their charms, without the least reserve." The New York Herald described Bagdad as "an excrescence of the war. Here congregated... blockade runners, the vile of both sexes. Decencies of civilized life were forgotten, vice in its worst form held high carnival... while in the low, dirty looking buildings... were amassed millions gold and silver." A blockade runner once described Bagdad as a place where everyone was trying to grab what he could by using whatever scheme possible to make money out of crisis. There was immense pressure to keep the cotton moving. Ship masts stretched across the water as far.
All of these were waiting for cotton. The cotton was slowed down on its journey when it reached Bagdad, as it could take up to three months to load one schooner; this process was hindered by the shortage of small steamboats and carts to move the bales downriver. To speed up this process, the Confederacy decided to utilize camels, first brought to Texas at the recommendation of secretary of war, Jefferson Davis, in 1857; each carried two bales of cotton to Matamoros where it was unloaded and shipped on to Bagdad. The camel caravans would return to Camp Verde carrying six hundred pounds of salt from El Sal del Rey and Sal Vieja. A camel could carry twice the load. However, Brownsville citizens soon complained; the Brownsville Commission enacted an ordinance prohibiting anyone from walking camels in the streets. Prior to the American Civil War, Bagdad was but a recreational destination for the residents of Matamoros; when the Mexican–American War broke out, Matamoros was split into two cities. Those residents with loyalties to the United States moved north of the Rio Bravo—known in the United States as the Rio Grande—and created Brownsville.
However, Bagdad continued on as a destination for recreation for the people of both cities. Ships dropped anchor off the coast of Bagdad, there was stagecoach service from Bagdad to Matamoros. However, Bagdad was a poor port; the coastal shelf to this day is some hundred meters distant of the beach, ships dared not come close. The transfer of passengers and cargo required the use of small flat-bottom boats that could manage the shallows. Had it not been for the American Civil War, Bagdad would not have developed into a significant port, but once it became the chief means of transporting cotton from the Confederate States—and this became more critical after the fall of Vicksburg—governing authorities in Mexico took great interest in the trade. Mexico at this time was in political turmoil. Benito Juárez, the leader of the popular rebellion against the French intervention in Mexico, wanted control of Bagdad in order to obtain much needed revenue, weapons; the revenue was to come from duties imposed on the cotton trade, as well as any other g
Bagdad is a 1949 Technicolor adventure film directed by Charles Lamont starring Maureen O'Hara, Paul Hubschmid, Vincent Price. It tells the story of a Bedouin princess, she finds. She is hosted by the corrupt representative of the national government, she is courted by Prince Hassan, falsely accused of the murder. The plot revolves around her attempts to bring the killer to justice while being courted by the Pasha; the film was directed by Charles Lamont and included choreography by Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky. Maureen O'Hara as Princess Marjan Paul Hubschmid as Hassan Vincent Price as Pasha Ali Nadim John Sutton as Raizul Jeff Corey as Mohammed Jao Frank Puglia as Saleel David Wolfe as Mahmud Fritz Leiber as Emir Otto Waldis as Marengo Leon Belasco as Beggar Anne P. Kramer as Tirza The film was meant to star Yvonne de Carlo. Bagdad on IMDb Bagdad at AllMovie Bagdad at the TCM Movie Database
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. The population of Baghdad, as of 2016, is 8,765,000, making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab world, the second largest city in Western Asia. Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural and intellectual center for the Islamic world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions, as well as hosting multiethnic and multireligious environment, garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Centre of Learning". Baghdad was the largest city of the Middle Ages for much of the Abbasid era, peaking at a population of more than a million; the city was destroyed at the hands of the Mongol Empire in 1258, resulting in a decline that would linger through many centuries due to frequent plagues and multiple successive empires. With the recognition of Iraq as an independent state in 1938, Baghdad regained some of its former prominence as a significant center of Arab culture.
In contemporary times, the city has faced severe infrastructural damage, most due to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the subsequent Iraq War that lasted until December 2011. In recent years, the city has been subjected to insurgency attacks; the war had resulted in a substantial loss of historical artifacts as well. As of 2018, Baghdad was listed as one of the least hospitable places in the world to live, ranked by Mercer as the worst of 231 major cities as measured by quality-of-life; the name Baghdad is pre-Islamic, its origin is disputed. The site where the city of Baghdad developed has been populated for millennia. By the 8th century AD, several villages had developed there, including a Persian hamlet called Baghdad, the name which would come to be used for the Abbasid metropolis. Arab authors, realizing the pre-Islamic origins of Baghdad's name looked for its roots in Persian, they suggested various meanings, the most common of, "bestowed by God". Modern scholars tend to favor this etymology, which views the word as a compound of bagh "god" and dād "given", In Old Persian the first element can be traced to boghu and is related to Slavic bog "god", while the second can be traced to dadāti.
A similar term in Middle Persian is the name Mithradāt, known in English by its Hellenistic form Mithridates, meaning "gift of Mithra". There are a number of other locations in the wider region whose names are compounds of the word bagh, including Baghlan and Bagram in Afghanistan or a village called Bagh-šan in Iran; the name of the town Baghdati in Georgia shares the same etymological origins. A few authors have suggested older origins for the name, in particular the name Bagdadu or Hudadu that existed in Old Babylonian, the Babylonian Talmudic name of a place called "Baghdatha"; some scholars suggested Aramaic derivations. When the Abbasid caliph, al-Mansur, founded a new city for his capital, he chose the name Madinat al-Salaam or City of Peace; this was the official name on coins and other official usage, although the common people continued to use the old name. By the 11th century, "Baghdad" became the exclusive name for the world-renowned metropolis. After the fall of the Umayyads, the first Muslim dynasty, the victorious Abbasid rulers wanted their own capital from which they could rule.
They chose a site north of the Sassanid capital of Ctesiphon, on 30 July 762 the caliph Al-Mansur commissioned the construction of the city. It was built under the supervision of the Barmakids. Mansur believed that Baghdad was the perfect city to be the capital of the Islamic empire under the Abbasids. Mansur loved the site so much he is quoted saying: "This is indeed the city that I am to found, where I am to live, where my descendants will reign afterward"; the city's growth was helped by its excellent location, based on at least two factors: it had control over strategic and trading routes along the Tigris, it had an abundance of water in a dry climate. Water exists on both the north and south ends of the city, allowing all households to have a plentiful supply, uncommon during this time. Baghdad eclipsed Ctesiphon, the capital of the Sassanians, located some 30 km to the southeast. Today, all that remains of Ctesiphon is the shrine town of Salman Pak, just to the south of Greater Baghdad.
Ctesiphon itself had replaced and absorbed Seleucia, the first capital of the Seleucid Empire, which had earlier replaced the city of Babylon. According to the traveler Ibn Battuta, Baghdad was one of the largest cities, not including the damage it has received; the residents are Hanbal. Bagdad is home to the grave of Abu Hanifa where there is a cell and a mosque above it; the Sultan of Bagdad, Abu Said Bahadur Khan, was a Tartar king. In its early years, the city was known as a deliberate reminder of an expression in the Qur'an, when it refers to Paradise, it took four years to build. Mansur assembled engineers and art constructionists from around the world to come together and draw up plans for the city. Over 100,000 construction workers came to survey the plans. July was chosen as the starting time because two astrologers, Naubakht Ahva
Bagdad is a copper mining community and census-designated place in Yavapai County, United States, in the western part of the state. It is one of only two remaining company towns in Arizona; the population was 1,876 at the 2010 census. Bagdad is located at 34°34′36″N 113°10′29″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.9 square miles, all of it land. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Bagdad has a typical Arizona semi-arid climate, located on the boundary between BSh and BSk on climate maps; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,876 people, 682 households, 485 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 237.5 people per square mile. There were 838 housing units at an average density of 106.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.6% White, 0.5% Black or African American, 3.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 6.3% from other races, 3.3% from two or more races. 24.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 682 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.9% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.29. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 123.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.0 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,277, the median income for a family was $61,850. Males had a median income of $50,000 versus $40,506 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $24,370. About 1.3% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
Freeport-McMoRan operates the copper/molybdenum mine. Cyprus Mines Corporation operated the copper mine until Cyprus merged with Phelps Dodge; this copper mine runs on an around-the-clock schedule. The copper concentrate is either trucked to southern Arizona, or taken by semi to 20 miles outside of town to a small railroad community named Hillside. Freeport-McMoRan owns all of the housing and commercial buildings in Bagdad; the town has a main shopping center named Copper Plaza, with a small Bashas' grocery store and other businesses. Copper Plaza used to have a bank. However, the Arizona State Credit Union and the Bashas' Associates Federal Credit Union both installed ATMs inside Bashas'; the Bagdad Community Health Center provides Bagdad with medical care. The clinic is operated by one doctor; the one doctor is in charge of the facility. Fry's Food and Drug operates a pharmacy in this clinic as well; the Bagdad Unified School District #20 consists of a high school, elementary school, a junior high school.
The Hillside Community School is not a member of this district. All schools of this district are now on one campus. Bagdad High School consists of 6th through 12th grades. Bagdad Elementary School consists of preschool through 5th grades. Upper Burro Creek Wilderness Jarman, Max. Copper is lifeblood for Bagdad. Arizona Republic, May 28, 2005. Community website Community profile
Bagdad is a small town 37 kilometres north of Hobart, Tasmania. It is in the Southern Midlands Council. In the days of the horse and buggy, Bagdad was an important rest area and horse-changing place for those continuing their journey up Constitution Hill, it is now small mixed farms and a commuter settlement. The town was named by a private in the Royal Marines, he was said to carry two books in his saddlebags while travelling: the Bible and the Arabian Nights, which he used as inspiration when he named places. Bagdad Post Office opened on 1 December 1878. A railway line connected the town with Hobart from 1891 until 1947. In April 2003, during the early part of the Iraq war, the town's website was bombarded by confused internet users from around the world trying to contact Iraqis; the 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 996 persons in Bagdad on census night. Of these, 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. The majority of residents are with another 2.6 % from England. The age distribution of Bagdad residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population.
62.8% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%. Bagdad Primary School was established on 14 January 1867 with a total of 22 students. Fire destroyed the school's three classrooms on 26 January 1954, forcing the pupils to attend temporary schooling at the Bagdad Community Hall; the original headmaster's house survives as a classroom for kindergarten students. Bagdad is located on the Midland Highway, which connects Launceston. Southern Midlands Council 2006 ABS Census Data by Location "Community Overview". Bagdad Online Access Centre. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2011