Arizona History – June 11th

Thursday, June 11

On this date in 1822, Abraham Harlow Peeples, who came to Arizona in 1863 and with Pauline Weaver,organized the prospecting expedition which discovered the Rich Hill gold placers, was born.

On this date in 1868, philanthropist and civic leader Maie Bartlett Heard was born. She later endowed the Heard Museum in Phoenix, donated land for the Phoenix Civic Center, founded the Welfare League and gave a gymnasium to the Phoenix YMCA.

On this date in 1876, the Chiricahua Apaches were moved from their reservation in Cochise County to San Carlos.

On this date in 1928, more than 1,000 acres (4 square kilometers) of timberland were destroyed in the Ajo Mountains by a raging forest fire.

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