Arizona History – August 25th

Tuesday, August 25th

On this date in 1893, The Arizona Republican reported that a party from Mesa, camping at Willow Springs in the Superstition Mountains, claimed to have killed a rattlesnake 79 feet long with 97 rattles.

On this date in 1886, Lt. Charles B. Gatewood, accompanied only by two Chiricahua scouts, entered a hostile Apache camp in the Sierra Madre Mountains south of the Mexican border and persuaded Geronimo to surrender to Gen. Nelson A. Miles.

On this date in 1993, the high temperature was only 85 degrees, breaking a record set in 1903 for the lowest high temperature on that date. In 1903, the temperature was 93 degrees. It also ended the record-breaking streak of 76 days of temperatures 100 degrees or more. The old record for consecutive 100-degree days was 64, set in 1989.

(Photo: Superstition Mountains)

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