Arizona History – September 5th

Saturday, September 5th

On this date in 1865, Sonora Gov. Ingacia Pesqueira crossed the border to elude capture by Imperialist troops. He made his headquarters at Tubac which became the capitol of Sonora for some months thereafter.

On this date in 1872, the first public school in Phoenix opened on First Avenue just south of Washington Street.

On this date in 1905, a cloudburst in the Grante Mountains caused floods which swept away cattle, sheep and chickens in Williamson and Skull Valley.

On this date in 1931, Pima County Supervisors charged the Maricopa County Supervisors with giving eastbound, indigent travelers enough gasoline to get them to Tucson. Maricopa County denied the charge.

On this date in 1970, Mesa law enforcement agent Gilbert Duthie was killed when his patrol car ran off the highway and into Sycamore Creek as he attempted to assess flood damage. The former Beeline Highway is now named after Duthie and another officer killed in the line of duty.

(Photo : Sonora Governor Ingacia Pesqueira

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