Friday, August 21st
On this date in 1865, Fort Mason was established and named after General John S. Mason, military commander of Arizona Territory.
On this date in 1903, a cloudburst in the San Francisco Mountains sent an 8-foot (2.4-meter) wall of water over Flagstaff-area farms.
On this date in 1914, law officers of Phoenix, Ray, Florence and Superior led posses through Pinal County mountains in search of a band of outlaws who had killed a deputy sheriff. Seventeen people were killed in a series of four gun battles.
On this date in 1928, Cintotle, the chief Medicine Man of the San Carlos Apache Reservation christened a plane entered by Graham County in the transcontinental air race. The plane was named “Apache Chief.”
(Photo: San Francisco Peaks, north of Flagstaff – Wikipedia)