Arizona History – July 28th

Tuesday, July 28th

On this date in 1856, Major Enoch Steen was ordered to march from Fort Craig, New Mexico, with four companies of the 1st Dragoons to establish a post in the vicinity of Tucson.

On this date in 1899, Tucson businessmen paid $1,000 toward the cost of a wagon road to the city of Globe. The shortest road then in use required 48 hours to make the trip.

On this date in 1928, cloudburst waters ran down the slopes of the Pinal Mountains and swept through Miami, doing $500,000 worth of damage in seven minutes.

(Photo : Courthouse, Globe, AZ)

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