Arizona History – November 19th

Thursday, November 19th

On this date in 1887, a boiler exploded in a Prescott sawmill, killing six workmen.

On this date in 1929, Cochise County residents elected to move the county seat from Tombstone to Bisbee.

On this date in 1929, a party of surveyors from the Pima County engineers office left for the Ajo-Sonoyta road project site to begin preliminary surveying.

On this date in 1961, Joe Clark, rancher, city marshal of Willcox, and grandfather of movie and recording star Rex Allen, died.

On this date in 1979, a Nevada Airlines plane crashed near the Grand Canyon’s South Rim shortly after takeoff, injuring seven passengers and two crew members.

(Photo : Rex Allen)

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