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This Day in Arizona History
  • All fields: Violence--Arizona--Tombstone--History--19th
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    • January 13

    • January 13
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    • 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 1

    • January 1
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    • 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
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    • 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.
    • March 9

    • March 9
    • Unknown
    • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Ariz.)--Photographs
    • Davis Monthan Air Base weather station equipment operators can be seen providing round-the-clock weather reports for the flying personnel at the base in this photo taken March 9, 1955.
    • March 10

    • March 10
    • Cheney, B. P.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--Water rights--Arizona--Miscellanea
    • Arizona Gov. Benjamin Moeur on this date in 1934 sent two detachments of National Guardsmen up the Colorado River to patrol the Arizona shore where California wanted to build Parker Dam. The building of the dam and the use and allotment of river...
    • March 14

    • March 14
    • Unknown
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--Photographs
    • On this date in 1930, the city Planning and Zoning Commission laid out Phoenix to accommodate a population of 226,000 inhabitants. This photograph from the 1920s shows a portion of downtown Phoenix with Camelback Mountain in the distance to the...
    • March 15

    • March 15
    • Tucson Citizen
    • Civil rights--Arizona
    • Civil rights marchers, shown in this photograph, protested in Tucson on this date in 1965.
    • March 16

    • March 16
    • Unknown
    • Tucson Public Library--Photographs
    • On this date in 1890, Tucson received $25,000 from Andrew Carnegie to build a library. This photo circa 1900 shows the library that was built downtown and is now currently the Tucson Children's Museum.
    • March 11

    • March 11
    • Tucson Citizen
    • Civil rights demonstrations--Arizona--Tucson--Photographs
    • Civil rights demonstrators in Tucson on this date in 1966 protested the visit of Selma, Alabama, Sheriff James Clark whose talk was sponsored by a new group named the Tucson Committee to Support Your Local Police.
    • March 17

    • March 17
    • Unknown
    • Mines and mineral resources--Arizona--Santa Rita Mountains
    • The Arizona Daily Star on this date in 1904 reported the discovery of a large body of onyx in the Santa Rita Mountains. The mountains, shown in this undated photo, are located southeast of Tucson.
    • March 18

    • March 18
    • Buehman Studios
    • Saguaro--Photographs
    • On this date in 1901, the Arizona Territorial Legislature adopted the saguaro cactus blossom as the official state flower. The white and yellow flowers, shown in this undated photograph, can bloom from late spring through early summer.
    • March 12

    • March 12
    • Winn, Frederic
    • Sabino Canyon Dam (Tucson, Ariz.)--Miscellanea
    • The building of Sabino Canyon Dam got underway on this date in 1936. This undated photograph shows part of the construction which was done by Works Progress Administration workers.

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