Arizona History – March 27th

Saturday, March 27th

On this date in 1883, James Addison Reavis filed a claim to the Peralta Grant, which supposedly covered 12 million acres (48,562 square kilometers) of the richest land, towns and mines in Arizona. The tale of the Grant later proved to be fraudulent.

On this date in 1906, The Arizona Daily Star announced that it would start furnishing daily weather forecasts transmitted by the Consolidated Telephone, Telegraph and Electric Co.

On this date in 1906, it was announced that an increase in the price of beer to 10 cents a glass would take effect March 31, due to increased liquor license costs in Pima County.

(Photo : James Addison Reavis)

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