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Today in Arizona History

Oct. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Oct. 27 On this date in 1870, Sharlot Hall, writer and historian and founder of the Sharlot Hall Museum in the Old Governor's Mansion at Prescott, which she had helped preserve and restore, was born. On this date in 1887, ground was broken in Tucson for the University of Arizona. On...

Today in Arizona History

Oct. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Oct. 20 On this date in 1870, the town site of Phoenix was laid out. On this date in 1893, the federal government gave the Territorial Penitentiary in Yuma 2,000 acres (809 hectares) of land on which convicts were to work farms. On this date in 1931, the bodies of two slain women...