Arizona History – August 11th

Tuesday, August 11th

On this date in 1881, Clarence Budington Kelland, newspaperman and author of many books and short stories about Arizona, including the novel “Arizona,” was born.

On this date in 1931, 75 residents of Mammoth were forced to leave their homes and retreat to the hills as floods swept the San Pedro Valley, leaving four persons dead.

On this date in 1936, the municipality of South Tucson was born as 87 citizens met and voted on incorporation. The measure passed by 17 votes.

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