Arizona History – June 13th

Saturday, June 13

On this date in 1862, Sylvester Mowry’s silver mine at Patagonia was confiscated and Mowry was arrested on charges of being a Confederate sympathizer.

On this date in 1901, the first commencement exercises were held at Northern Arizona Normal School with class of four graduates.

On this date in 1908, 2,000 residents of the Salt River Valley watched as Territorial Gov. Joseph H. Kibbey pulled the lever which raised gates on the newly completed Granite Reef Dam.

On this date in 1913, Thomas E. Farish, author and mining engineer, was appointed state historian.

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