Arizona History – May 6th

Thursday, May 6th

On this date in 1896, the Bisbee Daily Review newspaper was established.

On this date in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt made his first trip to the Grand Canyon.

On this date in 1908, the federal government ordered all river steamers to be equipped with fog bells, including those that travel on the Colorado River where there are no fogs. River Capt. Jack Mellon said the order would be followed, but said, “it’s a good deal like ordering snow plows attached to all trains on the Yuma-Tucson” division of the Southern Pacific.

On this date in 1909, Richard Sloan, Arizona Supreme Court Justice, became the last Territorial Governor.

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