Arizona History – February 22nd

Monday, February 22nd

On this date in 1825, John Baptiste Salpointe, the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Arizona, was born.

On this date in 1876, a five-stamp quartz mill was put into operation at Mineral Park by the Mineral Park Mill Co.

On this date in 1890, Walnut Grove Dam on the Hassayampa River broke after heavy rains, causing the loss of 50 lives.

(Photo : Hassayampa River Preserve)

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