Arizona History – January 13th

Wednesday, January 13th

On this date in 1921, John Goldstrom, a reporter for The Arizona Republic arrived in San Francisco after being flown from New York on a transcontinental mail plane. Goldstrom’s experiences included sky-sickness, subzero temperatures in an open plane, blizzards, forced landings with damage to the plane and being lost in a desert sandstorm for 17 hours without water. The trip took 13 days, 6 hours, and 35 minutes.

On this date in 1929, Wyatt Earp died at the age of 81 in Los Angeles.

(Photo : Wyatt Earp)

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