Arizona History – September 11th

Friday, September 11th

On this date in 1898, a fire destroyed the city of Jerome. Every residence and all but one business in the town was destroyed. Three people were killed and 1,500 left homeless.

On this date in 1899, the doors of the Northern Arizona Normal School, now Northern Arizona University, opened for the first time.

On this date in 1911, free liquor passed out at Republican Campaign Headquarters on Meyer Street in Tucson resulted in two shootings.

On this date in 1929, the municipal market in Nogales, Mexico, burned down. Fire equipment from Nogales, Ariz., and from Camp Stephen D. Little crossed the line to assist Sonoran firefighters until the city hall siren brought them back into Arizona to extinguish a blaze at the George B. Marsh hardware store.

On this date in 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a button in Washington D.C. and 12 huge valves opened at the Hoover Dam to generate the first electric power produced by the dam.

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