Arizona History – July 7th

Tuesday, July 7

On this date in 1883, an agreement was made between the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Interior to turn over police control of the San Carlos Reservation to the military.

On this date in 1892, the Mexican band was declared a public nuisance by the Phoenix City Council because it practiced all day and played all night.

On this date in 1917, Jerome miners rejected membership in IWW and voted to remain on the job. Miners in Ray ran IWW organizers out of town.

On this date in 1923, the first meeting of the Navajo Tribal Council was held. Chee Dodge served as the first chairman.

On this date in 1933, the first murder of a motorist by a hitchhiker in Arizona took place on the Tucson-Nogales highway.

On this date in 1930, work began on the Hoover dam.

(Photo : Jerome, Arizona – “The Wickedest Town in the West.”)

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