Arizona History – March 13th

Saturday, March 13th

On this date in 1913, Eliphalet B. Gage, former superintendent of the Grand Central Mine at Tombstone, president of the Tombstone Consolidated Mines Company and president of the Phoenix National Bank, died in San Francisco at the age of 74.

On this date in 1913, Mexican federal and constitutional forces battled in Nogales, Sonora. About 25 houses in Arizona were struck by bullets and the U.S. Fifth Cavalry was positioned around Nogales ready for defensive action.

On this date in 1922, the University of Arizona campus was buried under 7 inches (17.8 centimeters) of snow.

(Photo : Eliphalet B. Gage)

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