Arizona History – May 1st

Saturday, May 1st

On this date in 1859, Father Joseph P. Machebeuf was named the first American Catholic priest in Arizona.

On this date in 1880, The Tombstone Epitaph was established by publisher John P. Clum, who said, “every tombstone needs an epitaph.”

On this date in 1914, the University of Arizona was the site for a demonstration of the new “four-wheel drive” truck which had been successfully tested by the National Guard.

On this date in 1914, the funeral of Sarah Sorin took place. Sorin was the first woman to be admitted to the Arizona Bar Association and she had practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court. She specialized in mining law.

On this date in 1930, major copper companies throughout Arizona announced a 5% cut in wages because of a four-cent per pound reduction in copper prices.

(Photo : Sarah Sorin)

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