Arizona History – December 10th

Thursday, December 10th

On this date in 1871, the first sale of lots in the Phoenix town site was authorized.

On this date in 1880, the first railway mail service in the territory was established between Tucson and Los Angeles.

On this date in 1899, Fritzie Scheff, famous light opera star, was annoyed when the water in her bathtub aboard her special Southern Pacific train splashed over the tub walls. She ordered the train stopped in Stein’s Pass until she could finish bathing.

On this date in 1915, 150 striking miners held up a freight and passenger train three miles from Clifton in search of strike breakers.

On this date in 1927, Phoenix High School dedicated its new $80,000 stadium and became the envy of every other school in the state.

(Photo : Fritzie Scheff)

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