Arizona History – August 21st

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)

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