Arizona History – July 25th

Saturday, July 25th

On this date in 1865, the first Masonic Lodge in Arizona held its first meeting in the upper room of the Governor’s mansion in Prescott.

On this date in 1917, Rancher Tom Price and his wife and two children were sleeping in their home near Mescal when water began pouring through the windows. The family barely had time to climb outside the bedroom window and up a mesquite tree when the house and all that was in it was completely washed away by a flood.

On this date in 1921, the first edition of Arizona Highways was published.

On this date in 1939, Tuzigoot was made a national monument by presidential proclamation.

Photo : Tuzigoot National Monument (National Park Service)

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