Arizona History – January 31st

Sunday, January 31st

On this date in 1813, John C. Fremont, the fifth territorial governor of Arizona, was born.

On this date in 1884, the Arizona Pioneers’ Historical Society held its organizational meeting in Tucson.

On this date in 1890, the Empire Ranch started a drive of 1,000 head of cattle to California to escape the high freight rates of $7 per head.

(Photo : John Charles Fremont)

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