Arizona History – August 10th

Monday, August 10th

On this date in 1861, declaring that Arizona had been deserted and left to the Apaches by the federal government, 68 citizens held a mass meeting in Tucson and voted to join the Confederacy.

On this date in 1867, the U.S. Army established Fort Crittenden between Sonoita and Patagonia.

On this date in 1869, Jack Sumner, one of John Wesley Powell’s boatmen, noted in his diary that the Little Colorado River was a “loathsome little stream, so filthy and muddy it fairly stinks.”

(Photo: John Colton “Jack” Sumner)

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