Arizona History – April 17th

Saturday, April 17th

On this date in 1911, Sarah Bernhardt performed at the Tucson Opera House.

On this date in 1894, the business district of Jerome, then the largest mining camp in Arizona, was destroyed by fire.

On this date in 1913, an air blast, generated by the fall of 3 million tons of capping in the Miami mine, killed seven miners. The blast blew ore cars up to 100 feet (30 meters) .

On this date in 1930, 17 stills, 2,000 gallons (7,571 litres) of mash and 40 gallons (151 litres) of whiskey were confiscated by Greenlee County officers.

On this date in 1931, a government order was issued for the extinction of the wild horse herds in the Coconino National Forest.

(Photo : Jerome, Arizona)

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