Arizona History – March 1st

Monday, March 1st

On this date in 1877, the Arizona Star began publication in Tucson as The Bulletin.

On this date in 1911, the Southern Belle Mines Co. was incorporated with Col. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody as one of the incorporators. The company, capitalized at $1 million, was expected to take over Cody’s Campo Bonito property near Oracle.

On this date in 1913, Tucson’s mayor complained to police about stray horses grazing in his front yard. Long-suffering city residents frequently found cattle, burros and horses browsing in the lawns at night.

On this date in 1933, the Saguaro Cactus Forest outside Tucson was set aside as a national monument by President Herbert Hoover.

(Photo : Buffalo Bill Cody)

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