Arizona History – December 22nd

Tuesday, December 22nd

On this date in 1902, certain parts of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation were restored to public domain by executive order.

On this date in 1929, several boys, all under age 13, broke into a railroad car belonging to the Arizona Packing Co. in the Southern Pacific yards in Tucson and stole several whole hogs and assorted packages of pork. For most of the night, the Tucson Police Station resembled a packing house storage room as officers recovered and brought in loads of meat.

On this date in 1936, the announcement was made that The Associated Press trunk line would establish a mainline office in Phoenix.

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