Arizona History – December 1st

Tuesday, December 1st

On this date in 1883, a fight broke out in the Third District Court in Prescott over water rights litigation. The attorney general and district attorney engaged in a fist-fight, and the defendant drew a knife, stabbed two litigants and was finally fatally wounded.

On this date in 1920, the Nogales Chamber of Commerce presented Alvaro Obregon, newly inaugurated President of Mexico, with a solid-gold paperweight which was a replica of the Sonora border between the United States and Mexico.

On this date in 1924, the town of Benson was incorporated.

On this date in 1929, the formal dedication of the Globe airport, with an elaborate program scheduled, including exhibition flights by Army and Navy planes, a speech by the governor and entertainment, took place.

(Images : Benson, Arizona)

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