Arizona History – May 20th

Thursday, May 20th

On this date in 1862, the advance guard of the California Column reached Tucson under the command of Lt. Col. Joseph West and established Camp Lowell.

On this date in 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act, giving free land to citizens who could qualify for ownership by living on the land.

On this date in 1910, The Arizona Daily Star announced that incorporation papers were to be filed by a company of local promoters who planned to build a resort in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains.

(Photo : Santa Rita Mountains)

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