- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, Aug. 20

On this date in 1928, The Kinney House in Globe, one of the oldest of the early Arizona hostelries and the residence of Governor George W.P. Hunt, suffered $1,500 damage by fire of an unknown origin. The historical landmark was constructed in the early 1880s and housed many notable people.

On this date in 1929, heavy rains washed cattle troughs, barnyard dirt and red soil into Winslow’s reservoir. The water turned blue-green then red, and the taste was so foul the citizens refused to drink it.

Monday, Aug. 21

On this date in 1865, Fort Mason was established and named after General John S. Mason, military commander of Arizona Territory.

On this date in 1903, a cloudburst in the San Francisco Mountains sent an 8-foot wall of water over Flagstaff area farms.

On this date in 1914, law officers of Phoenix, Ray, Florence and Superior led posse members through Pinal County mountains in search of a band of outlaws who had killed a deputy sheriff. Seventeen people were killed in a series of four gun battles.

On this date in 1928, Cintotle, the chief Medicine Man of the San Carlos Apache Reservation christened a plane entered by Graham County in the transcontinental air race. The plane was named “Apache Chief.”

Tuesday, Aug. 22

On this date in 1879, the Law and Order Committee hanged two men convicted of murder in the Phoenix plaza.

On this date in 1921, Cave Creek flooded the entire west end of Phoenix. Two feet of water engulfed the State Capitol.

On this date in 1928, five members of a Maricopa ranch family died as a high-voltage line fell in their front yard.

On this date in 1930, a road from Tucson to Yuma by way of Ajo was proposed and engineers began the survey.

On this date in 1933, Southern Pacific railroad offered a roundtrip fare from Phoenix to Tucson for $2.45.

On this date in 1935, Phoenix tolled the city’s bells in tribute to cowboy humorist Will Rogers, who was killed in a plane crash.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

On this date in 1882, two killers were hanged from a tree on a street in Globe.

On this date in 1928, John Solomon Warner, son of Solomon Warner who started the first flour mill in the territory in 1855, died.

Thursday, Aug. 24

On this date in 1928, Ross Santee, author, artist and cowboy, published his first full-length, self-illustrated book, “Cowboy.”

On this date in 1929, a Willcox ranch woman killed 13 rattlesnakes in the yard of her home with a shovel and a hoe.

On this date in 1989, an 81-year-old Bullhead City woman was mauled to death by her two pet Dobermans while taking them for a walk. The woman apparently slapped one of the animals, prompting the attack.

Friday, Aug. 25

On this date in 1893, The Arizona Republican reported that a party from Mesa, camping at Willow Springs in the Superstition Mountains, claimed to have killed a rattlesnake 79 feet long with 97 rattles.

On this date in 1886, Lt. Charles B. Gatewood, accompanied only by two Chiricahua scouts, entered a hostile Apache camp in the Sierra Madre Mountains south of the U.S.-Mexico border and persuaded Geronimo to surrender to Gen. Nelson A. Miles.

On this date in 1993, the high temperature was only 85 degrees, breaking a record set in 1903 for the lowest high temperature on that date. In 1903, the temperature was 93 degrees. It also ended the record-breaking streak of 76 days of temperatures 100 degrees or more. The old record for consecutive 100-degree days was 64, set in 1989.

Saturday, Aug. 26

On this date in 1921, the postmaster at Ruby, Arizona, and his wife were killed by bandits.

On this date in 1936, a Parker high school, completed five days previously, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

On this date in 1852, William Cornell Greene, owner of Greene Cattle Co. and of Greene Cananea Copper Co., was born.

On this date in 1893, a Phoenix court reporter invented and applied for the patent on a center space bar which would be operated by the thumb for typewriters.

On this date in 1928, cyclonic rains lasting nine minutes did $250,000 damage in Phoenix.


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