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This Day in Arizona History
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    • January 1

    • January 1
    • Unknown
    • Tombstone Consolidated Mines Company
    • Rising underground water and the low price of silver put an end to mining at Tombstone on this date in 1911. This photo shows the Consolidated Mines in Tombstone as they appeared in the year 1908.
    • January 2

    • January 2
    • Tucson Citizen
    • Drag racing-- Arizona-- Tucson
    • On this date in 1965, pit crews readied their dragsters for racing day at the Tucson Dragway.
    • January 3

    • January 3
    • Unknown
    • City Hall (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • On this date in 1917, the new city council of Tucson held its first session and discovered it lacked the funds to pay its current bills. The council decided to raise water taxes 30 percent. Tucson's city hall is pictured here.
    • January 4

    • January 4
    • Unknown
    • Phoenix Indian School.
    • The United States government decided to establish an Indian school near Phoenix on this date in 1891. This photo shows the Indian School band parading before a football game in the early 1900s.
    • January 5

    • January 5
    • Buehman Studios
    • Jaastad, Henry O., 1872-1965; Mayors--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1932, Tucson Mayor Henry O. Jaastad tried to cut working hours and pay of city employees but ran into provisions of the city charter. Shown is a portrait of Mayor Jaastad taken by Buehman Studios in Tucson.
    • January 6

    • January 6
    • Buehman Studios
    • Scenic byways--Arizona, Roads--Arizona, Catalina Highway (Ariz.)
    • Progress was made on the new Catalina Highway on this date in 1936. This undated photo shows workers and equipment engaged in the construction of the highway.
    • January 7

    • January 7
    • Magee, Gene
    • Aerial photographs, Tucson
    • Realty Digest announced on this date in 1949 that 5,000 homes were built in Tucson in 1948. This undated image depicts the sprawl of development in Tucson.
    • January 8

    • January 8
    • Unknown
    • Anza, Juan Bautista de, 1735-1788; Garces, Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo, 1738-1781
    • On this date in 1774, Juan Bautista de Anza, whose statue is represented here, and Father Francisco Garces set out from Tubac with a party of thirty-four men to establish a route to California. They traveled to Monterrey by way of El Camino del...
    • January 9

    • January 9
    • Bovee, B.R.
    • Donkeys; Taxation--Arizona
    • On this date in 1912, tax assessors of Arizona, meeting at Douglas, spent most of the day in a stormy session debating the taxable worth of burros, of which two examples are pictured here. After considerable argument, a tax of $5 per head was...
    • January 10

    • January 10
    • Unknown
    • Epidemics--Arizona; Roads-- Arizona-- Phoenix; Influenza--Arizona
    • On this date in 1919, Phoenix reports 700 cases of influenza; Tucson continues to minimize the situation. This image shows Washington Street in Phoenix as it was in the early 1900s.
    • January 11

    • January 11
    • Unknown
    • Arizona politics and government; Arizona legislature; Arizona State Library; Barbershops; Artesian wells
    • On this date in 1915, the second regular session of the state legislature convened. Legislative initiatives included diverse topics such as establishing a state library, appropriating $17,000 for drilling artesian wells in Greenlee and Mohave...
    • January 12

    • January 12
    • Unknown
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Company; Railroads--West (U.S.)--History
    • The Southern Pacific Railroad tracks were completed on this date in 1883 so that Tucson could be reached from the east coast by way of San Antonio. This photo shows the railroad track crew celebrating as the Sunset route is completed just west of...
    • January 13

    • January 13
    • Unknown
    • Earp, Wyatt, 1848-1929; Violence--Arizona--Tombstone--History--19th century
    • Wyatt Earp, participant in the famous 1881 shoot-out at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, died peacefully at the age of 81, in Los Angeles, California, on this date in 1929. This portrait of Earp is dated 1925.
    • January 14

    • January 14
    • Tucson Citizen
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
    • On this date in 1967, protestors demonstrated against the Vietnam War draft along Scott Street in Tucson.
    • January 15

    • January 15
    • Tucson Citizen
    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
    • President Eisenhower landed at Davis-Monthan Airport on a visit to Tucson on this date in 1957.
    • January 16

    • January 16
    • Russell, Reginald
    • Charities, hospitals
    • On this date in 1936, a charity ball, the Baile de las Flores, was planned to benefit St. Luke's Hospital in Tucson. The St. Luke's Board celebrated its twentieth year of charitable service to this hospital for tubercular men.
    • January 17

    • January 17
    • Unknown
    • Capitols--history
    • On this date in 1877, Governor Anson P.K. Safford signed the bill moving the Territorial capitol from Tucson to Prescott. The Prescott capitol building is shown here.
    • January 18

    • January 18
    • Unknown
    • African American students; Minorities -- Education -- United States
    • Tucson's first school for African-American children was establish on this date in 1917. The school was named for poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar. This undated photograph shows the front of Dunbar School.
    • January 19

    • January 19
    • Tucson Citizen
    • Kitt Peak National Observatory--History
    • On this date in 1956, it was reported that Kitt Peak was under consideration as an observatory site. This photo shows the board of the Association for Research in Astronomy officials of the National Science Foundation visiting during the...
    • January 20

    • January 20
    • Burns
    • Jaastad, Henry O., 1872-1965; Mayors--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1947, Mayor Henry O. Jaastad announced his retirement from politics after 18 years as an elected official in Tucson, 14 of those years as mayor. This photo, taken March 17, 1939, shows Mayor Jaastad on the left, holding the shovel....

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