Arizona History – December 24th

Thursday, December 24th

On this date in 1888, the Solomonville and Bowie stagecoach was robbed of the mail.

On this date in 1915, the Phoenix Business Association opened a campaign to sell Congress on the idea of buying land from Mexico on the Gulf of California so that Arizona could build a sea port.

On this date in 1926, the U.S. government paid the Southern Pacific Railroad $1 million to move 15 miles (24 kilometers) of track between Bowie and Globe to clear the way for the construction of Coolidge Dam.

On this date in 1929, Frank Curley, who had served as president of the Arizona State Bar, Pima County Bar Association and city attorney of Tucson, was killed in an auto accident on the Nogales Highway.

On this date in 1929, Judge Charles Payne Hicks, probate judge of Yavapai County for 23 years during Territorial days, died.

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