Arizona History – June 21

Sunday, June 21

On this date in 1860, the original Baca Float Grants were made by act of Congress.

On this date in 1867, Pauline Weaver, who had come to Arizona in 1839 and became a guide, scout, trapper and hunter, died at Camp Lincoln at the age of 70.

On this date in 1913, an entire flock of goats drowned in an irrigation ditch in Tucson when they were driven from the Tucson Mountains by thirst and stampeded into the ditch at the smell of water.

On this date in 1922, Arizona’s first licensed broadcasting station, KFAD, went on the air in Phoenix.

On this date in 1936, A.J. Eddy of Yuma developed the first home evaporative cooler. (and we thank him every day!)

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