Arizona History – July 24th

Friday, July 24th

On this date in 1890, a gasoline stove exploded in Yuma, setting off a fire which destroyed eight business buildings.

On this date in 1896, the city of Globe was extensively damaged by a flood. The Silver King Saloon, with its entire stock of liquor and cigars was wrecked by flood waters, as were many private homes. Mines in the area suffered flooded and caved-in tunnels, shop buildings were damaged and roads washed out.

On this date in 1917, a 22-year-old Douglas housewife was shipped back home by the Army when she was discovered aboard a U.S. troop transport ship with her husband.

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