Arizona History – June 7th

Monday, June 7th

On this date in 1890, the mine fuel tanks at Pearce exploded, destroying the 50 stamp mill and setting part of the town on fire.

On this date in 1896, a congressional act provided that the portion of the White Mountain Reservation south of the Salt River was to compose the San Carlos Reservation, while the portion north of the Salt was to be know as Fort Apache.

On this date in 1928, three men drowned at Lee’s Ferry when the ferry boat turned over in mid-stream.

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