Arizona History – July 14th

Wednesday, July 14th

On this date in 1882, Johnny Ringo was found shot to death in Turkey Creek Canyon in the Chiricahua Mountains.

On this date in 1890, a fire, originating on Whiskey Row in a miner’s shack, almost destroyed Prescott. Banks, hotels, stores, the newspaper plant and scores of dwellings were burned.

On this date in 1908, Bisbee High School Alumni launched the first scholarship assistance movement in Arizona.

On this date in 1917, the Livestock Sanitary Board reported it had 18,500 cattle brands on file at the State Capitol.

On this date in 1922, Santa Cruz County sheriff George White was killed and his deputy L.A. Smith was seriously injured in a car crash on the Tucson-Nogales highway. The men were transporting the convicted murderers of the Ruby postmaster to the state prison in Florence. The prisoners escaped, setting off one of the largest manhunts in southern Arizona history.

(Photo : Chiricahua Mountains)

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