Arizona History – April 3rd

Saturday, April 3rd

On this date in 1904, a leaking gas main exploded in a Prescott saloon and gambling house, injuring four people.

On this date in 1919, Maricopa County, not including the city of Phoenix, stood alone in the rejection of Daylight Savings Time. Other cities and counties gave up the battle and moved their clocks forward an hour, but Maricopa County supervisors insisted there would be no surrender.

On this date in 1927, the Horse Mesa Dam and Power Plant went into operation and began earning $3,200 a day for the Salt River Valley Users Association.

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