Arizona History – January 29th

Friday, January 29th

On this date in 1892, Abraham Harlow Peeples, who came to Arizona in 1863 and with Pauline Weaver organized a prospecting expedition which discovered the Rich Hill gold placers, died.

On this date in 1949, the project known as “Operation Haylift” began on the Navajo Reservation as a result of a blizzard which left 35 inches of snow in the northwestern portion of the reservation.

Operation Haylift

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