Arizona History – January 19th

Tuesday, January 19th

On this date in 1895, the Nogales Oasis newspaper noted that in Phoenix, “there are now several restaurants offering a square meal for the sum of 15 cents.”

On this date in 1921, the Phoenix police chief issued an order that all pedestrians on the street after 8 p.m. were to be stopped and searched for concealed weapons in an effort to combat crime.

On this date in 1926, Margaret Rowe Clifton, author of Arizona’s state song, died.

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