Arizona History – September 29th

Tuesday, September 29th

On this date in 1877, the first Southern Pacific engine on a regular run entered Arizona at 11 p.m. in Yuma.

On this date in 1927, a tornado struck the town of Ruby and wiped out half the village.

On this date in 1928, the Madonna of the Trail statue, erected at Springerville by the Daughters of the American Revolution, was dedicated to honor the women who helped pioneer the West.

(Photo : Madonna of the Trail statue)

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