Arizona History – October 10th

Saturday, October 10th

On this date in 1908, newspapers reported excellent progress on the new electric power plant under construction on the Hassayampa River south of Wickenburg. The 2,000 horsepower, $250,000 plant was to provide electricity for the town of Wickenburg and mines in the area.

On this date in 1910, the Constitutional Convention convened in Phoenix with George W.P. Hunt elected chairman. Initiative, referendum and recalls were included in spite of President Taft’s warning he would veto the Constitution if it contained those provisions.

On this date in 1920, the Tucson Gas, Electric Light and Power Co. gas plant was destroyed by fire and the city of Tucson was without gas for three weeks.

(Photo : Hassayampa River Preserve)

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