Sunday, August 9th
On this date in 1860, Sylvester Mowry became the owner of the Patagonia Mine for which he paid $22,500.
On this date in 1909, a party of six men with Dean Byron Cummings, archaeologist from the University of Arizona, became the first white men to see the Betatakin Ruins.
On this date in 1913, 25 citizens of Douglas were sworn in as special officers and armed for the purpose of patrolling the city at night to stop crime.
(Photo: Betakin Village ruins, Navaho National Monument)