Arizona History – November 11th

Wednesday, November 11th

On this date in 1851, Yuma Indians attacked Camp Independence at Yuma Crossing and sank Jaeger’s ferry. The camp’s half-starved garrison held out until December before withdrawing.

On this date in 1873, the telegraph line between Yuma and Prescott was completed.

On this date in 1897, four miners had a gun battle over mining claims near Prescott. Two were killed and two were wounded.

On this date in 1897, Anton Grossetta opened the Tucson Opera House.

On this date in 1898, the first motion picture was shown in Tucson. It was the 14-round Fitzsimmons-Corbett fight and was shown at the Tucson Opera House.

On this date in 1909, men in Arizona and New Mexico stole so many horses from the Navajo Reservation that the agency superintendent designed a new tribal brand.

On this date in 1919, special agents from the Department of Justice opened a drive on Globe’s moonshining industry. They issued 115 warrants and seized 10,000 gallons of moonshine.

On this date in 1926, an attempt by train robbers to cause a head-on collision between the Golden State Limited and the Sunset Express on the Southern Pacific line near Gila Bend was foiled by an alert engineer.

On this date in 1930, the Arizona Republican newspaper changed its name to the Arizona Republic.

(Photo : Golden State Limited)

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