Arizona History – July 27th

Monday, July 27th

On this date in 1862, General Order Number 12, issued by headquarters column from California, authorized the establishment of Camp Bowie at the Apache Pass Overland Mail Station.

On this date in 1864, John B. “Pie” Allen made the first application for homestead land in Arizona.

On this date in 2007, two news helicopters collide midair while covering a police chase in Phoenix, killing all four people on board.

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