Arizona History – October 14th

Wednesday, October 14th

On this date in 1908, a fire destroyed part of Bisbeeā€™s business district and left 500 people homeless. Damage was estimated at $500,000. The blaze originated in the Grand Hotel at about 6:30 p.m. and was finally brought under control with dynamite at 9 p.m.

On this date in 1909, President William Howard Taft visited the Grand Canyon.

On this date in 1934, residents of Paradise Valley burned effigies of Gov. B. B. Moeur, Congresswoman Isabella Greenway and Interior Secretary Harold Ickes in protest of the revocation of a $4,000,000 allotment which had been promised for the construction of a dam on the Verde River.

(Photo : Governor B. B. Moeur)

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