Arizona History – December 13th

Sunday, December 13th

On this date in 1922, the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce suggested the possibility of changing the name of the Salt River Valley to something like “Happy Valley” or “Sunny Green Spot of the West.”

On this date in 1929, the new anesthetic, Sodium Amytal, was used for the first time locally during an operation at the Gila County General Hospital.

On this date in 1936, the highway over Boulder (Hoover) Dam opened.

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