Arizona History – March 2nd

Tuesday, March 2nd

On this date in 1889, the Atlantic & Pacific train was held up in Canyon Diablo, 26 miles (42 kilometers) west of Winslow, and the express box was stolen. Sheriff Bucky O’Neill captured the bandits in Utah a few weeks later.

On this date in 1909, the Navajo National Monument, including Keet Seel and Betatakin, was established.

On this date in 1911, a Phoenix women’s club met to discuss a clean-up campaign in anticipation of a visit by Col. Theodore Roosevelt.

On this date in 1914, the first electric lights were turned on in Safford.

(Photo : Navaho National Monument)

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