Arizona History – November 17th

Tuesday, November 17th

On this date in 1870, Charles T. Hayden organized the Hayden Milling and Farming Ditch Co., and prepared to establish a ferry and mill on the south side of the Salt River, the site of which was to become the City of Tempe.

On this date in 1914, an arsonist in Phoenix set seven fires in four days.

On this date in 1934, the transcontinental bus arrived at Williams with 20 passengers unconscious from inhalation of carbon monoxide gas.

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