Friday, April 9th
On this date in 1910, Frank Aley, a mineralogist, humorist and writer, known by the pen name of “Mescal,” died at Calumet Hospital in Douglas. He had apparently been fatally injured in a fall from a horse.
On this day in 1920, several people were injured and a number of buildings were damaged or destroyed when the powder magazine at the United Verde Mine at Jerome exploded.
On this day in 1926, a tornado ripped through east Phoenix, leveling six homes.
On this day in 1943, Sharlot Hall, a Prescott historian knows as Arizona’s poet-laureate, died.
(Photo : Sharlot Hall)