Arizona History – August 22nd

Saturday, August 22nd

On this date in 1879, the Law and Order Committee hanged two men convicted of murder in the Phoenix plaza.

On this date in 1921, Cave Creek flooded the entire west end of Phoenix. Two feet of water engulfed the State Capitol.

On this date in 1928, five members of a Maricopa ranch family died as a high-voltage line fell in their front yard.

On this date in 1930, a road from Tucson to Yuma by way of Ajo was proposed and engineers began the survey.

On this date in 1933, Southern Pacific railroad offered a roundtrip fare from Phoenix to Tucson for $2.45.

On this date in 1935, Phoenix tolled the city’s bells in tribute to Will Rogers, cowboy humorist, who was killed in a plane crash.

(Photo: Southern Pacific Railroad)

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