Sunday, October 25th
On this date in 1848, the First Dragoons reached Tucson en route to California.
On this date in 1871, Sylvester Mowry, owner of the Mowry Mine in Patagonia and one of Arizona’s earliest and most enthusiastic boosters, died.
On this date in 1923, a group of New Yorkers, inspired by Harold Bell Wright’s book, “The Mine with the Iron Door,” organized a $100,000 corporation to search for the lost mine in the Catalina Mountains.
On this date in 1928, the Federal Land Office said it would begin to distribute 108 square miles (279 square kilometers) of land near Yuma to veterans who wished to build a home.
(Photo : Santa Catalina Mountains)