66710 Hwy 60
(PO Box 700)
Salome, Arizona 85348
Phone: (928) 859-3846
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Wenden was established as Wendendale in 1905, by Otis E. Young, after his hometown in Pennsylvania, where he owned a farm called Wendendale. The first post office opened on August 3, 1905, with Harry B. Hanna as postmaster and the name Wendendale persisted until August 7, 1909, when it officially was changed to Wenden. The town was basically founded as a supply depot for the mines in the area. In 1907, Wells Fargo Co. established an office in Wenden for the shipping of gold.
Today Wenden is known as the “GATEWAY TO ALAMO LAKE ”, one of Arizona’s best bass lakes. It is also the home of the famous “Buzzard’s Roost”.