Arizona History – September 23rd

Wednesday, September 23rd

On this date in 1829, Gen. George Crook was born in Dayton, Ohio.

On this date in 1879, the Public Shower Bath House opened in Tucson.

On this date in 1921, an early morning fire at the Arizona Egyptian Cotton Co. caused damage estimated by company officials to cost between $25,000 and $30,000.

On this date in 1921, a total of 963 students were enrolled at University of Arizona.

On this date in 1927, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh arrived in Tucson in his plane, “The Spirit of St. Louis,” to dedicate Tucson’s new airport. Officials of three Mexican states joined more than 20,000 enthusiastic Arizonans to welcome him.

On this date in 1929, 225 wild and stray horses and burros were rounded up and held at Bonita Creek northeast of Safford by the Graham County assessor’s office. The owner did not surface to pay the taxes owed on them and the animals were sold.

(Photo : The Spirit of St. Louis and Charles Lindbergh)

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