Arizona History – September 13th

Sunday, September 13th

On this date in 1886, Hiram Stevens “Hi” Corbett, son of early Tucson pioneer, J. Knox Corbett, was born.

On this date in 1898, four troops of Rough Riders, numbering about 250, were mustered out and the Rough Riders flag was sent to the Governor of the Arizona Territory.

On this date in 1920, a shortage of dormitory space compelled students at the University of Arizona to canvass the city of Tucson, house by house, in search of room and board.

On this date in 1929, lightning struck into a band of sheep on Chevelon Creek killing 182 of them. Also on this date, excavators digging at the new Pima County courthouse site uncovered the double mesquite floor of the first jail in Tucson. A huge block of stone with a hand-forged ring bolt in the center was found set in the old floor.

(Photo: Rough Riders)

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