Arizona History – February 23rd

Tuesday, February 23rd

On this date in 1540, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado set out from Mexico in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola. His expedition was the first to explore what is now Arizona, and his men were the first Europeans to visit the Hopi Villages and to see the Grand Canyon.

On this date in 1931, 15 convicts escaped form the State Prison at Florence.

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