Arizona History – October 11th

Sunday, October 11th

On this date in 1890, the Yuma Prison entered into a contract to supply prison labor for the making of hemp rope.

On this date in 1920, a fire, doing $750,000 worth of damage destroyed more than half the town of Lowell.

On this date in 1929, Tucson’s first “skyscraper,” the 11-story Consolidated National Bank Building, opened and was visited by 33,000 people in two days.

On this date in 1935, hundreds of Arizona and Utah residents gathered at Lee’s Ferry on the Colorado River to commemorate the historic crossing of early emigrants who came to Arizona to found Mormon communities.

(Photo : Consolidated National Bank Building, Tucson)

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