Arizona History – November 10th

Tuesday, November 10th

On this date in 1871, the first Homestead Entry filing in Arizona was made by Nathan Bowers.

On this date in 1905, public schools in Tucson were reported to be so crowded that two pupils were assigned to each seat.

On this date in 1923, 100 samples of bootleg liquor were seized by federal men in Arizona. Government laboratory tests on the samples showed that all were poisonous.

On this date in 1993, Gov. Fife Symington, Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson, former major-league catcher Joe Garagiola and several prominent businessmen gathered outside the America West Arena as Phoenix Suns president Jerry Colangelo outlined his plan to get a Major League Baseball franchise for Phoenix.

(Photo : Fife Symington)

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