Arizona History – March 11th

Thursday, March 11th

On this date in 1913, the Guggenheim syndicate obtained an option on the Copper Chief Mine near Jerome, binding themselves to do $500,000 in development work on the mine.

On this date in 1931, the Secretary of the Interior awarded the contract for construction of Boulder Dam to Six Companies Inc. of San Francisco. The $48 million bid was the largest labor contract ever given by the federal government at the time.

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