Arizona History – August 8th

Saturday, August 8th

On this date in 1876, Dr. Walter Reed reported for duty as post surgeon for Fort Lowell.

On this date in 1930, cloudbursts over the state caused extensive damage. A trestle gave away near Winslow and the Santa Fe eastbound passenger train dropped into a wash. Two were killed and 39 injured. Nogales was swept by a wall of water which filled streets, leaving four dead and hundreds homeless. The Red Cross and Salvation Army rushed aid.

On this date in 1933, Arizona became the 21st state to sanction the repeal of national prohibition in a landslide vote.

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