Arizona History – February 14th

Sunday, February 14th

On this date in 1830, Anson P.K. Safford, third territorial governor and founder of Arizona’s public school system, was born.

On this date in 1908, Emilio Carillo, a pioneer settler of Tucson and owner of Rossi’s Cafe and a ranch at Tanque Verde, died.

On this date in 1912, President William Howard Taft signed the Statehood Bill making Arizona the 48th state of the United States.

(Photo : Anson P.K. Safford)

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