Arizona History – June 4th

Friday, June 4th

On this date in 1871, General George Crook assumed command of the Department of Arizona.

On this date in 1879, public disapproval halted the scheduled first drawing of the Territorial Lottery. Proceeds were intended to support public schools, but the idea was scrapped before any drawings were held.

On this date in 1928, several thousand dollars in loss occurred at Elgin, Ariz. , when the hotel there was destroyed by fire.

(Photo : General George Crook)

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