This week in Arizona history - Tucson Local Media: Pima Pinal

This week in Arizona history

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:00 pm

On Wednesday, March 25, 1901, prospectors discovered gold four miles from Wickenburg, sparking a rush of placer miners to the Hassayampa River.

On this date in 1902, The Arizona Daily Star reported that an oil gusher had been struck near Kelvin in Pinal County on land bonded to the Standard Oil Company.

Thursday, March 26

On this date in 1902, The Clifton Copper Era reported on the need for direct mail contact between Blue River Country and Clifton. Although the distance between the two was 40 miles, letters traveled a roundabout route of more than 1,000 miles, which took about two weeks.

Friday, March 27

On this date in 1906, The Arizona Daily Star announced that it would start furnishing daily weather forecasts transmitted by the Consolidated Telephone, Telegraph and Electric Co.

On this date in 1906, it was announced that an increase in the price of beer to 10 cents a glass would take effect March 31, due to increased liquor license costs in Pima County.

Saturday, March 28

On this date in 1884, O.W. Sample, William Delaney, Dan Dowd, Tex Howard and Dan Kelly were hung from a single gallow in Tombstone for the murder of four people, including a pregnant woman, during the robbery of a store.

On this date in 1886, Albert Rex Buehman, a well-known Tucson photographer and son of Henry Buehman, who was one of Arizona’s earliest pioneer photographers, was born.

On this date in 1906, The Bisbee Cemetery Committee announced that due to a donation from Col. William C. Greene, an iron fence set in concrete would be erected around the Bisbee Cemetery.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.

PGA Tour Superstore Grand Opening

More Featured Videos

Featured Videos

Spacer4px

Online poll

The Marana capital improvements improvements are expected to take years to complete as Marana finds the best plan of action to complete the projects and fund the improvements. Do you think this is a good idea?

The town of Marana is looking at ways to do capital improvements to the oldest neighborhoods in Marana. Over the next few months the town will survey older neighborhoods and see what amenities they need and form a plan to make sure neighborhoods have paved roads, sidewalks, adequate drainage, lighting and even pocket parks. “We want to make sure that every neighborhood has a base standard for infrastructure,” said Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson. The improvements are expected to take years to complete as Marana finds the best plan of action to complete the projects and fund the improvements. Do you think this is a good idea?

Total Votes: 23

Loading…

How do you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women?

During the Jan. 20 town council meeting, a vote was unanimously passed to look into the feasibility of a “Memorial Public Art Project,” at the request of Oro Valley resident Dick Eggerding to potentially be placed somewhere in the town to honor military veterans and first responders. Though no concrete plans were then ready to act on, there was a show of overwhelming support for such project from residents and staff alike during the council meeting. In an effort to poll to community at-large, The Explorer would like to know how you feel about a potential memorial art project to honor our community’s bravest men and women.

Total Votes: 42

Loading…

Follow us on Facebook