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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 11:00 pm

On Sunday, June 1, 1868, the eighth and final treaty between the Navajo Nation and the United States was concluded at Ft. Sumner, N.M. This treaty included the establishment of the present Navajo Indian Reservation.

On this date in 1876, the editor of the Wallapai Enterprise in Mineral Park, who didn’t believe in wasting words, stated flatly in the paper that “W.R. Jones made the first pie in Mohave County. It wasn’t good.’’

Monday, June 2

On this date in 1913, Miss Sarah Greenway, sister of John C. Greenway, lit a fire in the new 3,000-ton Calumet & Arizona smelter at Douglas. A big community celebration marked the dedication of what was then the largest and most modern smelter in the United States.

Tuesday, June 3

On this date in 1901, Richard McCormick, first Territorial Secretary and second Territorial Governor of Arizona, died.

On this date in 1913, stockholders of the African Land and Irrigation Company decided to construct a two-story building in Tucson as headquarters for the organization of Southern Arizona Negroes.

On this date in 1936, a convict at Florence State Prison attempted to escape and elude prison bloodhounds by swimming 16 miles through irrigation canals to Picacho Lake, towing his lunch in a gallon milk pail.

Wednesday, June 4

On this date in 1879, public disapproval halted the scheduled first drawing of the Territorial Lottery. Proceeds were intended to support public schools, but the idea was scrapped.

On this date in 1928, several thousand dollars in loss occurred at Elgin, when the hotel there was destroyed by fire.

Thursday, June 5

On this date in 1871, Armijo, one of the principal chiefs of the Navajo Nation, died.

On this date in 1928, bids were opened for the construction of the North Rim Road of the Grand Canyon.

Friday, June 6

On this date in 1933, the first concrete was poured at Hoover Dam.

On this date in 1936, the first barrel of tequila made in the United States was produced at the San Andres distillery in Nogales.

Saturday, June 7

On this date in 1896, a Congressional Act provided that the portion of the White Mountain Reservation south of the Salt River was to compose the San Carlos Reservation, while the portion north of the Salt was to be known as Fort Apache.

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