Arizona History – August 17th

Monday, August 17th

On this date in 1898, the Apache National Forest was established as Black Mesa National Forest. Its name was changed to Apache on July 1, 1908.

On this date in 1918, the University of Arizona campus was declared to be a military establishment and prostitution and gambling were outlawed within a 10-mile zone.

(Photo : Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona Highways)

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