Friday, March 26th
On this date in 1902, The Clifton Copper Era reported on the need for direct mail contact between Blue River Country and Clifton. Although the distance between the two was 40 miles (64 kilometers) , letters traveled a round-about route of more than 1000 miles (1,609 kilometers) which took about two weeks.
On this date in 1909, Thomas Gardner, one of the earliest pioneers of what is now Santa Cruz County, died. A canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains is named after him.
(Photo : Santa Rita Mountains)