Arizona History – July 1

Wednesday – July 1

On this date in 1874, the San Xavier Reservation was set aside by Executive Order for the use of the Papago tribe.

On this date in 1876, the Territorial Prison in Yuma opened with seven prisoners in residence.

On this date in 1877, John P. Clum resigned his long position as Indian Agent at San Carlos after a long and stormy battle with the military over Indian policy.

On this date in 1898, William “Bucky” O’Neill, captain of Troop A of the Arizona Rough Riders, was killed in the Spanish American War.

On this date in 1924, the first parcel post package was sent by airmail from Tucson to New York.

On this date in 1927, Apache Lake filled and the water first flowed over Horse Mesa Dam.

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