Arizona History – August 4th

Tuesday, August 4th

On this date in 1859, the first issue of the Weekly Arizonian was published, with J. Howard Wells as editor. The Weekly Arizonian was the first newspaper in Arizona, having been established in Tubac on March 3, 1859.

On this date in 1895, the first packing house in Arizona was opened in Phoenix. The plant included 400 acres (162 hectares) of alfalfa, a system of gates, lanes and driveways leading to the slaughter house, sausage rooms and cooling rooms.

On this date in 1908, a heavy rainstorm sent floods roaring down Tombstone Canyon in Bisbee. The library, post office and many store basements were flooded.

(Photo : Tubac, Arizona)

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