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This Day in Arizona History
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    • 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.
    • March 22

    • March 22
    • Unknown
    • Prisons--Arizona--Florence--Miscellanea
    • On this date in 1907, the Territorial Legislature moved the Territorial Prison from Yuma to Florence. This undated image shows the prison in Florence.
    • April 30

    • April 30
    • Kibbey, John R.
    • Brophy College Preparatory School
    • On this date in 1927, Mrs. William Henry Brophy gave $250,000 and 25 acres of land to endow and build a Jesuit school in Phoenix. This image of the Brophy College Preparatory School is undated.
    • 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.
    • May 20

    • May 20
    • Unknown
    • Fort Lowell (Ariz.)--History
    • On this day in 1862, the advance guard of the California Column reached Tucson under the command of Lt. Col. Joseph West and established a military camp in Tucson which later became Camp Lowell. This image is identified as a watercolor painted in...
    • June 5

    • June 5
    • Unknown
    • Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). Yuma County Chapter; Racism--Arizona
    • On this date in 1921, the Ku Klux Klan burned a fiery cross at Telegraph Pass near Yuma. The Yuma Klan was established in 1921; they held their meetings at Somerton, Arizona, about ten miles southwest of Yuma. The membership was about 50 men; most...
    • December 2

    • December 2
    • Unknown
    • Steamboats--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--History--Sources
    • The first steamer on the Colorado River reached Yuma on this date in 1852. She was the "Uncle Sam" brought to the mouth of the river in sections on the schooner "Capacity" and assembled at Yuma. This undated image shows another steamboat, the...
    • July 16

    • July 16
    • Ottinger, George M.
    • United States. Army. Mormon Battalion.
    • The Mormon Battalion was mustered out on this date in 1847 after blazing the first wagon road through southern Arizona. The Mormon Battalion, the only religiously-based unit in United States military history, served from July 1846 to July 1847...
    • August 19

    • August 19
    • Heger, Joseph
    • Fort Defiance (Ariz.); Navajo Indians--History; Navajo Indians--Government relations
    • Without firing a shot, Navajos on this date in 1875 seized the Agency at Fort Defiance in protest over inaction by the Commissioner to remove their agent, W.F.M. Arny, whom they had twice petitioned to be removed. They also threatened to kill Arny...
    • August 24

    • August 24
    • Bartlett, Russell
    • Sonora (Mexico : State)--History--1821-1861; Mexico--History--Wars of Independence, 1810-1821
    • On this date in 1821, the Plan of Iguala proclaimed Mexico's independence from Spain. Tucson passed from Spanish to Mexican rule. This image shows a watercolor by Russell Bartlett called "Tucson, Sonora from the S.W. July 18, 1852."
    • 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 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 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 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.
    • March 3

    • March 3
    • Unknown
    • Colorado River Indian Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.)--History.
    • On this date in 1865 the Colorado River Indian Reservation was established. The reservation included the Hualapai and Yavapai tribes. This undated photograph shows the agency building in Parker.
    • March 4

    • March 4
    • Unknown
    • United States--Boundaries--Mexico
    • The Arizona State Senate joined the House on this date in 1915 in asking the U.S. Congress to build a barbed-wire fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. This photo dated 1972 shows the border checkpoints between the two countries in Nogales.
    • March 5

    • March 5
    • Tucson Citizen
    • Express highways--Arizona--Tucson
    • Cranes installed girders on this date in 1959 to create an overpass on the Tucson's new controlled access highway at St. Mary's Road.
    • March 6

    • March 6
    • Unknown
    • Methodists--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1881, the building of a Methodist church was begun in Tucson under the auspices of Rev. G.H. Adams. This photo shows the church circa 1895 at the northeast corner of Stone and Pennington in Tucson.
    • March 7

    • March 7
    • Unknown
    • Fire stations--Arizona--Tucson--Photographs
    • On this date in 1922, it was announced that Tucson city firemen would be outfitted in new uniforms of olive drab with black ties and brass buttons bearing the letter F. Except for their badges, the firemen would pay for the uniforms themselves....
    • March 8

    • March 8
    • Unknown
    • Arizona Industrial School for Boys--Photographs
    • Construction began on this date in 1902 on a Territorial Reform School in Benson. This photo shows the school circa 1903. It later came to be known as the Arizona Industrial School for Boys.

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