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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 12:00 am

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1896, a dentist’s ad in the Arizona Gazette offered silver fillings for $1.50 and extractions for 50 cents, with a Saturday special of 25 cents.

On this day in 1908, the school teacher of Greaterville filed charges against the saloonkeeper claiming he sold liquor to her students and they were coming to classes drunk.

Thursday, Feb. 19

On this day in 1891, Coconino County, largest county in the state and second largest county in the nation, was established.

On this day in 1907, Al Sieber, U.S. scout and guide, was killed by a falling boulder during construction of a road north of Roosevelt Dam.

On this day in 1914, Thomas Jeffords, Chiricahua Apache Indian agent and close friend of Cochise, died.

On this day in 1927, a grand jury banned 13 “art” magazines from Tucson newsstands.

Friday, Feb. 20

On this day in 1912, the Glendale News was established.

On this day in 1925, construction was completed on Mormon Flat Dam and Saguaro Lake began to fill.

Saturday, Feb. 21

On this day in 1881, the Flagstaff Post Office was established.

On this day in 1908, representatives of the Kickapoo Indian tribe were in Douglas negotiating for the purchase of 200,000 acres of land 50 miles southeast of Douglas for a permanent home for the tribe.

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