Arizona History – January 12th

Tuesday, January 12th

On this date in 1883, the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks were completed so that Tucson could be reached from the East Coast by way of the San Antonio.

On this date in 1921, a fire in Payson destroyed two residences, a warehouse, a dance hall, a barn, a hotel and a restaurant. The entire town fought the blaze for more than two hours to prevent further damage.

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