Arizona History – December 21st

Monday, December 21st

On this date in 1920, educational circles were horrified when only five applicants were able to pass the teacher’s examination in Maricopa County and none could pass at all in Pima County.

On this date in 1929, two miners were killed when an explosion was set off prematurely in the Blue Bird Mine, 12 miles (19 kilometers) east of Mammoth.

On this date in 1929, Dr. O.A. Turney, a Phoenix resident for 42 years and a prominent archaeologist who traced the prehistoric canals in the Salt River Valley, died.

(Photo : Dr. O.A. Turney)

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