Arizona History – February 16th

Tuesday, February 16th

On this date in 1890, a midnight battle developed at Red Rock, Arizona, railroad station when a band of tramps attempted to capture the Southern Pacific fast freight.

On this date in 1908, the Shattuck-Arizona Copper Co. and the Denn-Arizona Copper Co. announced plans to construct a smelter at Douglas for the reduction of Shattuck-Denn ore.

On this date in 1913, the first train to serve Fort Huachuca arrived at the Army post at 4:35 p.m. on the El Paso and Southwestern line.

(Photo : Fort Huachuca circa 1880s)

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