Arizona History – June 8th

Tuesday, June 8th

On this date in 1874, the Apache chief Cochise died in his stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains.

On this date in 1927, State Teacher’s College at Tempe, now Arizona State University, gave its first Bachelor of Education degrees to 13 graduates.

On this date in 1928, the Navajo County sheriff raided the Holbrook City Hall and confiscated 65 gallons of bootleg whiskey in 13 kegs that were hidden under the floor boards.

On this date in 1928, Arthur H. Elliott, who staked out a homestead in 1881 on what was to become the town site of Casa Grande and who became the editor and publisher of the first newspaper in Casa Grande, died.

On this date in 1928, the city of Flagstaff dedicated it’s new airfield, Koch Field, with an aerial circus and banquet.

(Photo : Historic downtown Casa Grande)

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