Arizona History – September 2nd

Wednesday, September 2nd

On this date in 1895, an ad in the Phoenix Daily Herald stated that “good meat is the basis of civilization. A man whose arteries and veins are filled with rich blood made with choice meats from Hurley’s Central Market has pluck, courage, endurance and noble impulses.”

On this date in 1896, the Phoenix Gazette announced the death of Judge J.T. Fitzgerald of Solomonville. Judge Fitzgerald arrived in Arizona in 1878 and was the founder of the newspaper the Clifton Clarion.

On this date in 1898, Wilford Woodruff, president of the Mormon Church, died in San Francisco at the age of 91.

On this date in 1921, grading of the new athletic field at the University of Arizona was completed and tentative plans for a new gym were under consideration.

On this date in 1929, a new $50,000 steel bridge was opened over the San Pedro River at St. David.

(Photo: Wilford Woodruff – Wikipedia)

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