Arizona History – February 26th

Friday, February 26th

On this date in 1837, Army Chaplin and Maj. Winfield Scott, for whom Scottsdale was named, was born. Scott homesteaded in the Scottsdale area while still serving at Fort Huachuca.

On this date in 1908, 200 prominent citizens of Douglas gathered in the new Gadsden Hotel for a “dollar dinner” to discuss and plan for the future of the young city of Douglas.

(Photo : Gadsden Hotel)

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