NOTICE: Gilbert is rolling out new residential trash, recycling and bulk trash pickup schedules for all residents on Monday, January 4, 2016. Trash and recycling containers will be picked up on the same day and bulk trash pickup will continue to be offered one week per zone each month. VIEW your new pickup schedule.
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William "Bobby" Gilbert is the Town's namesake. Abe Cosby, realtor and insurance agent. C.M. Blakely, owner of Blakely Motor Co. William Thomas and Elizabeth Barkley, moved to Gilbert in 1886. Oscar Phelps, Gilbert's first marshall. Walter, Mamie, and Edna Page, Town residents in 1919. Gilbert's first mayor, Everett Wilbur, in 1920. James Pine, one of Gilbert's original settlers, moved to the Town in 1896. Gilbert's first bank, established in 1917. It was purchased by the Bank of Chandler in 1923, then the Arizona Bank in 1928 before closing in 1931. The original train depot that gave rise to the name Gilbert. It was built on land donated by William Gilbert. it was destroyed by the train company in 1964. The Town was a farming community for almost one hundred years. Here, farmers transport bags of grain through downtown Gilbert. Downtown Gilbert flooded by heavy rains in the early 1930's. Yearly event celebrating the history and western traditions of the Town of Gilbert. Christmas tree in the center of Gilbert's Historic District. Portrait of a town. Cotton Farmers transporting loads of cotton.