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Arizona History – September 28th

Monday, September 28th

On this date in 1874, the Tucson Citizen reported that Steven Ochoa had grown the first cotton near Tucson.

On this date in 1910, Phoenix Newspapers reported that earthquakes had been felt for several days over an area north of Flagstaff toward the Grand Canyon. Adobe houses were cracking, chimneys falling and people were leaving the area.

On this date in 1929, the 10th Calvary marched out of Fort Huachuca headed for St. David for field maneuvers. The regiment planned to march to El Paso by way of Bowie, Lordsburg and Deming to Fort Bliss, Texas, expecting to arrive there on Oct. 11.

On this date in 1993, Yavapai County sheriff’s deputies searched near Congress for a survivalist they believed had killed at least seven cows and carved off portions of meat for food.

(Photo: 10th Cavalry)

Arizona History – September 27th

Sunday, September 27th

On this date in 1858, Rafael Luna petitioned Col. Benjamin Bonneville for a military escort for protection while passing through Navajo Country along Beale Road with a flock of more than 50,000 sheep — the first flock to be driven to California along this route.

On this date in 1910, the town of Naco was destroyed by a fire which originated in a stable on the American side of the line.

On this date in 1922, The Arizona Republic reported that government big-game hunter Ramsey Patterson said a Grizzly bear and a mountain lion were traveling, hunting and denning together. Patterson tracked the animals and killed the lion.

On this date in 1929, more than 200 horned toads were entered in a race sponsored by the Tucson Lions Club to raise funds for the construction of a road to Mt. Lemmon. Residents and business establishments throughout southern Arizona sponsored entries with such colorful names as “Plumbers Friend,” entered by the Arizona Pipe and Heating Company, and “Static,” entered by radio station KVOA. The toad entered by the city of Willcox won the race and more than $2,000 was collected for the Mt. Lemmon road.

On this date in 1929, 27 federal prisoners in Maricopa County Jail went on a hunger strike, claiming they had been forced to eat food “unfit for human consumption.”

(Photo: Colonel Benjamin Bonneville)

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Milky Way nights, and gorgeous Spring wildflowers. Close to miles and miles of Federal Lands not only on all four sides of this subdivision, but nearby too are thousands of acres for all your off road adventures. Peace and quiet, just what the doctor ordered.

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Arizona History – September 26th

Saturday, September 26th

On this date in 1864, the First Territorial Legislature convened in Prescott, adopted a code of laws, created the four original counties of Pima, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma and established a university and a Board of Regents.

On this date in 1876, Taza, the son of Apache chief Cochise, died in Washington D.C. of pneumonia while he was visiting the Capitol with a group of Apaches. He was buried in the congressional cemetery with the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and other noted dignitaries in attendance.

On this date in 1878, a big reception was held at Prescott for Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.

On this date in 1880, the first Congregational Church in Arizona Territory was established in Phoenix with 13 members.

On this date in 1929, a Tucson resident who had demanded, unsuccessfully, that his next-door neighbor maintain absolute silence between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day erected a wall 14-feet high and 8-inches thick, extending the full length of the property line from the sidewalk to the alley.

On this date in 1986, William Rehnquist of Phoenix is appointed Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.

(Photo : Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist)

 

Arizona History – September 25th

Friday, September 25th

On this date in 1868, Arizona became a separate Roman Catholic Diocese under Bishop Jean Baptiste Salpointe.

On this date in 1896, the Tucson School Board decided that it could not afford to open a high school for only six students.

On this date in 1929, 4.7 inches (12 centimeters) of rain washed out bridges throughout southern Arizona, closing roads, isolating towns and stranding motorists, including a school bus which was trapped by mud and deep water northeast of Tucson with 20 children aboard. The children stayed overnight at a nearby home.

(Photo : Bishop Jean Baptiste Salpointe)