Arizona History – July 18th

Saturday, July 18th

On this date in 1864, Charles D. Poston was elected Arizona’s first territorial delegate.

On this date in 1864, the Mowry Mines were sold at public auction for $2,000 by Gen. James H. Carleton who had ordered the mines confiscated on the charge that Mowry was a Confederate sympathizer.

Photo: Charles D. Poston – “The Father of Arizona”

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