Arizona History – October 18th

Sunday, October 18th

On this date in 1866, the Calabasas Post Office was established.

On this date in 1893, hundreds of unemployed men from California moved east along the railroad tracks. Tucson police patrolled the tracks, giving each man a loaf of bread and ordering him to move on.

On this date in 1904, the Salt River rose in the flood over the uncompleted Roosevelt Dam, submerging the working equipment.

(Photo : Salt River)

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