Thursday, September 24th
On this date in 1891, Dr. J.C. Handy, physician and former chancellor of the University of Arizona, was shot and fatally wounded by attorney Francis J. Heney during a quarrel at the corner of Pennington and Church streets in Tucson.
On this date in 1929, while the Sunshine Climate Club celebrated at a dinner in Tucson, record floods cut off all highways east and west of town.
On this date in 1929, Phelps Dodge Corp. announced plans to construct a leaching plant and a mill in the vicinity of Bunker Station between Clifton and Morenci.
(Photo : Phelps Dodge Corp. Lavender Pit)