Arizona History – November 25th

Wednesday, November 25th

On this date in 1868, the Military Division of the Pacific ordered the name of Camp McPherson changed to Camp Date Creek, and Camp Lincoln changed to Camp Verde.

On this date in 1878, the famous Gunsight Mine near Ajo in Pima County was discovered.

On this date in 1923, University of Arizona scientists investigated a mysterious disease that had caused the death of many cattle in the Whetstone Mountains. Mineral licks, plants and water supply were to be checked for possible poison.

On this date in 1926, Southern Pacific trains from Tucson through Yaquai country in Mexico began operating on daylight schedules only, and with Mexican military guards to protect them against Indian attack.

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