Arizona History – November 7th

Saturday, November 7th

On this date in 1864, the House bill incorporating the Arizona Historical Society was approved by Gov. John C. Goodwin.

On this date in 1879, Ed Echols, former cowboy, rancher and rodeo performer, who served for many years as Pima County Sheriff, was born.

On this date in 1908, The Arizona Republic staged the first overland auto race in the state. Four cars left Los Angeles at midnight and reached Phoenix in 41 1/2 hours.

On this date in 1916, Thomas E. Campbell defeated incumbent George W.P. Hunt in the race for Arizona governor by only 30 votes, setting off a five-month legal battle.

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