Arizona History – February 15th

Monday, February 15th

On this date in 1871, Arizona’s first Indian school was established at Sacaton agency by the Rev. Charles H. Cook, missionary teacher.

On this date in 1900, five masked robbers held up the Southern Pacific passenger train at Fairbanks. Jeff Milton, the express messenger, was wounded but managed to fight off the robbers and mortally wound “Three Finger” Jack.

On this date in 1908, Maricopa County Sheriff Carl Hayden was married in Los Angeles to Miss Nan Downing.

On this date in 1922, John Horton Slaughter, Cochise County rancher and sheriff and representative to the Territorial Legislature for Cochise County, died.

(Photo : John Horton Slaughter)

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