Arizona History – September 22nd

Tuesday, September 22nd

On this date in 1554, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, his fortune lost in the vain search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, died.

On this date in 1917, the Nogales jail overflowed with prisoners as draft dodgers from many states were trapped in that border city.

On this date in 1921, the Ajo Road was designated by the U.S. government as a transcontinental military highway.

(Photo : Francisco Vasquez de Coronado)

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