Arizona History – February 3rd

Wednesday, February 3rd

On this date in 1876, an expedition of 50 men and their families left Salt Lake City and found the first four Mormon settlements along the Little Colorado River.

On this date in 1913, the Arizona Daily Star reported that the entire 5th U.S. Cavalry had been moved to Fort Huachuca. With the arrival of the 5th, the 9th Cavalry which had been stationed there, was assigned to patrol duty with detachments stationed at Nogales, Warren, Naco, Douglas and the Slaughter Ranch.

On this date in 1913, a band of 15 wolves, driven from the mountains by deep snow, menaced ranchers near Prescott.

On this date in 1915, the city of Casa Grande was incorporated.

On this date in 1936, seven workmen burned to death and 13 more were injured in a fire which burned the workers dormitory at the Parker Dam site.

(Photo : Historic downtown Casa Grande)

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