Arizona History – September 14th

Monday, September 14th

On this date in 1898, the first carload of almonds from the Salt River Valley was shipped.

On this date in 1921, J. P. Lowrie’s grocery store at Greaterville, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Tucson in the Santa Rita Mountains, was robbed. A large quantity of provisions and a gold watch were taken.

On this date in 1929, William W. “Billy” Moore, pioneer cattleman who came to Arizona in 1885 and ran the Fort Reno Ranch during the Tonto Basin feud period, died. In 1889, he moved to a ranch on the Verde River north of Fort McDowell.

On this date in 1936, a justice of the peace from Miami, Ariz., signed 11 warrants for Globe High School boys charging them with a misdemeanor after they destroyed the Miami High School “M” on Schome Hill.

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