Arizona History – November 27th

Friday, November 27th

On this date in 1850, Captain Samuel P. Heintzelman arrived at Yuma Crossing with three companies and named the nearby fort “Camp Yuma,” later dubbed Camp Independence and then Fort Yuma.

On this date in 1853, John Lorenzo Hubbell, former sheriff of Apache County, senator in the first State Legislature, merchant and Navajo Indian trader, was born in Pajarito, N.M.

On this date in 1875, the citizens of Tucson held a dance to raise $1,675 for the support of a public school.

On this date in 1880, one person was killed in a stage holdup on the Black Canyon Road in Yavapai County.

On this date in 1886, the Board of Regents met at the University of Arizona and accepted a gift of 40 acres of land for a campus. Regent J.S Mansfield had persuaded two gamblers and a saloon keeper to present the land to the UA.

On this date in 1920, Cananea Consolidated Copper Co., the largest American-owned copper company in Sonora, closed.

On this date in 1923, the U.S. Army Remount Service said that most Arizona horses were worthless nags and recommended that half of them be killed off.

On this date in 1928, police were called to the State Capitol when Gov. George W.P. Hunt and Sen. Fred Colter engaged in a fist fight while debating a Colorado River issue.

On this date in 1928, the biggest feed trough in the west was completed at the Canoa Ranch. One-third of a mile long, it would feed 1,500 head of cattle at one time.

(Photo : John Lorenzo Hubbell)

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