Arizona History – August 13th

Thursday, August 13th

On this date in 1816, William Oury, who arrived in Arizona in 1857 as the first agent for the Butterfield Overland Stage Line, was born.

On this date in 1875, the Prescott postmaster disappeared with all the post office funds. He was later captured in Nevada.

On this date in 1889, a tornado hit Fort Lowell.

On this date in 1915, a stock company was organized in Los Angeles to search for the fabled buried treasure of Tumacacori.

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