Arizona History – February 28th

Sunday, February 28th

On this date in 1856, Solomon Warner arrived in Tucson from Yuma with a train of 13 mules loaded with merchandise for Tucson’s first general store.

On this date in 1859, the first Indian reservation in Arizona was established on the Gila River for the Pima and Maricopa Indians.

On this date in 1925, Phoenix celebrated the opening of the Phoenix-Yuma-Imperial Valley Highway.

On this date in 2009, Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation’s most familiar voices, dies at age 90 at a Phoenix hospital.

(Photo : Paul Harvey)

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