Arizona History – August 20th

Thursday, August 20th

On this date in 1928, The Kinney House in Globe, one of the oldest of the early Arizona hostelries and the residence of Governor George W.P. Hunt, suffered $1,500 damage by fire of an unknown origin. The historical landmark was constructed in the early 1880s and housed many notable people.

On this date in 1929, heavy rains washed cattle troughs, barnyard dirt and red soil into Winslow’s reservoir. The water turned blue-green then red, and the taste was so foul the citizens refused to drink it.

(Photo : Globe, AZ)

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