Arizona History – April 10th

Saturday, April 10th

On this date in 1845, General George J. Roskruge, who served four terms as Pima County surveyor, three terms as Tucson’s city engineer and was unanimously elected the first president of the Association of Civil Engineers of Arizona, was born.

On this date in 1903, Mason Greenlee, pioneer from Kentucky for whom Greenlee County is named, died.

On this date in 1904, Sister Euphrasia, one of five sisters who came to Tucson in 1871 from St. Louis to establish the academy of St. Joseph, died.

On this date in 1907, the Western Federation of Miners attempted to organize and strike the mines at Bisbee without success.

(Photo : Clifton County Courthouse, Greenlee County, Arizona)

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