Arizona History – February 19th

Friday, February 19th

On this date in 1891, Coconino County, largest in Arizona and second largest in the U.S., was established.

On this date in 1904, Burt Alvord, Cochise County outlaw, was wounded and captured near Naco, Ariz.

On this date in 1907, Al Sieber, U.S. Army scout and guide, was killed by a falling boulder during construction of the road north of Roosevelt Dam.

On this date in 1914, Thomas Jeffords, Chiricahua Apache Indian agent and close friend of Cochise, died.

On this date in 1927, the Grand Jury barred 13 “art” magazines from the Tucson newsstands.

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