Arizona History – October 30th

Friday, October 30th

On this date in 1860, Mark Aldrich, probate judge of Tucson, resigned in disgust when Miller Bartlett killed William Bettie in that city and no citizen entered a complaint about the felony.

On this date in 1876, the Chiricahua Indian Reservation was restored to public domain.

On this date in 1925, one man was killed and three others critically injured when stacks of 100-pound 100 pounds (45-kilogram) bags of sugar fell over on them in a warehouse in Nogales, Arizona.

On this date in 1929, during remodeling of the Law Building on the University of Arizona campus, a “lost room” was discovered. It was speculated that the room had gotten lost in a previous remodeling, 25 years before.

(Photo : William Bettie)

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