Arizona History – September 16th

Wednesday, September 16th

On this date in 1879, the Rev. R.A. Windes, the first Baptist missionary to Arizona, arrived in Prescott.

On this date in 1882, the first flow of Santa Cruz River water through the nozzles of the Tucson Water Co.’s mains took place at Congress and Main Streets in Tucson.

On this date in 1899, a Southern Pacific engineer, coming in to Globe, sounded his whistle to clear cattle off the tracks and stampeded the steer into the Globe stockyards.

On this date in 1922, Ed W. Jones, one of the original settlers of the city of Mesa died. Mr. Jones arrived in Arizona in 1877.

On this date in 1929, fire broke out in the stables at Fort Huachuca, killing six mules and nine horses and destroying a large quantity of feed. Defective wiring was believed to be the cause.

On this date in 1962, Route 1, between Tuba City and Cortez, Colo., was dedicated in conjunction with ceremonies celebrating the dedication of the Four Corners Monument.

On this date in 1993, Sen. Dennis DeConcini announced he would not seek a fourth term because he was sick of all the “B.S.” involved with fundraising.

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