Arizona History – April 29th

Thursday, April 29th

On this date in 1871, six Americans, 48 Mexicans and 92 Papago Indians killed 118 Apaches, mostly women and children, in the Camp Grant Massacre. Twenty-seven Apache children were kidnapped and sold into slavery in Mexico.

On this date in 1898, the first contingent of Arizona Volunteers headed for Cuba by way of El Paso.

On this date in 1904, the first meeting of the Arizona Automobile Association opened in Tucson with a parade and a visit to the San Xavier Mission.

On this date in 1913, most of the town of Maricopa was destroyed by an early morning fire.

On this date in 1922, the Globe-Miami-Superior highway opened.

On this date in 1926, Yuma County Sheriff’s deputies raided a dairy farm and found more moonshine than milk. The haul included 200 gallons (757 litres) of liquor, 750 gallons (2,839 litres) of mash, 75 gallons (284 litres) of wine and a still.

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