Arizona History – March 17th

Wednesday, March 17th

On this date in 1904, The Arizona Daily Star reported that a large body of onyx was discovered in the Santa Rita Mountains.

On this date in 1936, clouds of dust from the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma covered the state making breathing difficult for Bisbee residents, cutting visibility to a half-mile 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometer) in Tucson and leaving a yellow haze over Phoenix.

Happy St. Patricks’ Day!

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