On this date in 1885, Phelps-Dodge partners bought up competing mining claims in Bisbee, creating the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company.
On this date in 1915, burglars robbed the Modern Store in Nogales, making off with a great amount of clothing, including 72 silk petticoats and 10 Union suits.
On this date in 1934, 50 Tucson women organized and made plans to establish the state’s first birth control clinic.
On this date in 1985, after years of planning and construction, the first water from the Colorado River was delivered to the Phoenix area by the Central Arizona Project.
Here’s a link to a very cool interactive map of the Central Arizona Project.
(Photo : Central Arizona Project, Arizonareport.com)