Arizona History – July 9th

Thursday, July 9

On this date in 1857, the first mail to go through Arizona was carried on horseback from San Antonio, Texas, by James E. Mason. It arrived in Tucson on Aug. 19 after being delayed by American Indian attacks east of El Paso, Texas.

On this date in 1901, the city of Williams was incorporated.

On this date in 1952, Coronado National Forest was established.

(Photo : Coronado National Forest)

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