Arizona History – October 27th

Tuesday, October 27th

On this date in 1870, Sharlot Hall, writer and historian and founder of the Sharlot Hall Museum in the Old Governor’s Mansion at Prescott, which she had helped preserve and restore, was born.

On this date in 1887, ground was broken in Tucson for the University of Arizona.

On this date in 1922, funeral services were held for James Cooper Goodwin — legislator in the 19th Territorial and Second and Third State Legislatures, former Rough Rider, promoter of canals and railroads in the Mesa-Tempe area, and of farming and mining ventures.

On this date in 1929, in an impressive ceremony in Prescott, the remains of the famous Indian scout Pauline Weaver were reburied on the grounds of the old governor’s mansion after having been brought back from the national ceremony in San Francisco.

(Photo : Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott)

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