Arizona History – May 22nd

Saturday, May 22nd

On this date in 1894, Dr. A.E. Douglass selected a site in Flagstaff for the Lowell Observatory.

On this date in 1923, four people died in an explosion at the Apache Powder Plant at Benson.

On this date in 1925, a solid copper flagpole, donated by Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co., was erected in front of the American Legion building in Miami.

On this date in 1925, a wolf-like pack of 15 or 20 wild dogs killed livestock and terrorized children in the Silverbell Road area near Tucson.

On this date in 1925, citizens of Bisbee formed the Bisbee Volunteer Forest Fire Fighting Corps which was to consist of 13 groups of four men each, trained in firefighting.

(Photo : Bisbee Overlook)

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