Arizona History – June 24th

Wednesday., June 24

On this date in 1874, the first woman Postmistress in Arizona was appointed at Walnut in Yavapai County.

On this date in 1888, Kingman was destroyed by fire.

On this date in 1902, Charles D. Poston, “Father of Arizona,” died in poverty in Phoenix.

On this date in 1910, five Papago Indians were seriously burned during the observance of San Juan’s Day near Menager’s Oasis. A large quantity of explosive powder was accidentally ignited, injuring three children and two adults.

Note: Looking through old newspaper pictures of the Kingman 1888 fire (that I was unable to download) the downtown area was decimated and it was several years before it was completely rebuilt.

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