Arizona History – September 21st

Monday, September 21st

On this date in 1870, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford came out of the mountains with the Territorial Militia after a 26-day campaign between the San Pedro and Santa Cruz rivers without having seen a single Apache.

On this date in 1920, many residents of Tucson found themselves stuck with thousands of dollars worth of worthless stock in an airless tire company.

On this date in 1921, there were 963 students enrolled at the University of Arizona.

On this date in 1923, four people were killed and many more injured when the Santa Fe’s California Limited derailed.

On this date in 1929, Valentine Perez, pioneer Yuma resident and one of the first employees of the Colorado River steamers, died.

( Photo : Anson P.K. Safford)

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