Arizona History – February 21st

Sunday, February 21st

On this date in 1881, the Flagstaff Post Office was established.

On this date in 1908, representatives of the Kickapoo Indian tribe were in Douglas negotiating for the purchase of 200,000 acres (809 square kilometers) of land 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Douglas for a permanent home for the tribe.

On this date in 1930, Arizona hanged a woman for the first time for murder when Eva Dugan died on the scaffold at State Prison for killing A.J. Mathis, Tucson rancher.

On this date in 2008, Evan Mecham, a firebrand conservative who served 15 months as governor of Arizona before an impeachment trial removed him from office in 1988, dies at age 83 in Phoenix.

(Photo : Evan Mecham)

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