Arizona History – March 10th

Wednesday, March 10th

On this date in 1872, the first edition of the Arizona Sentinel was published in Yuma.

On this date in 1881, Graham County was created from parts of Apache and Pima Counties.

On this date in 1881, Tucson’s first telephone company was organized by Charles H. Lord, early merchant and postmaster of Tucson.

On this date in 1898, the General Land Office ruled that the cutting of mesquite trees on government land in Arizona was illegal. A week later, the ruling was reversed with the explanation that “mesquite was not wood.”

On this date in 1909, Greenlee County was created by an act of the 25th Territorial Legislature.

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