"Settlement on Beaver Dam creek. The people asked for a post office but the department would not accept this name. So they compromised on Littlefield., q.v. The Church records speak of the damage done to the pioneers' dams and ditches by beavers. The Mormons claim this was the first Anglo-Saxon settlement in the original Arizona, 1863. There is still a town called Beaver Dam but no P.O. It is 3 miles east of the Nevada line." Letter Walter Cannon, P. M., St. George, Utah.