Arizona History – April 30th

Friday, April 30th

On this date in 1913, the first vodka in sample lots was received in Tucson by a local “collector of curios.”

On this date in 1920, the Grand Canyon National Park was dedicated.

On this date in 1922, the Phoenix-Miami-Globe railroad, connecting the Salt River Valley with the Gila Valley was opened at a celebration attended by hundreds in Miami.

On this date in 1927, Mrs. William Henry Brophy gave $250,000 and 25 acres (0.10 square kilometer) of land to endow and build the Jesuit College in Phoenix.

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