- Associated Press - Monday, February 20, 2017

In a fixture about Arizona History that moved Jan. 28, the story stated that camel driver Hadji Ali was Greek. The new version clarifies that he came from the Middle East.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Today in Arizona History

Today in Arizona History

By The Associated Press

Sunday, Feb. 5

On this date in 1880, the Vekol Mine was located by John D. Walker, Peter R. Brady and Juan Jose Gradello. During the 1990s, the Vekol produced silver worth millions of dollars.

On this date in 1900, Charles Hayden, who established the famous Tempe flour mill and ferry, died.

On this date in 1911, the construction of Roosevelt Dam was completed. Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the dam on March 18. It was 284 feet high, 184 feet thick at the base and impounded a 23-mile-long lake.

Monday, Feb. 6

On this date in 1899, Henry Fountain Ashurst, youngest member of the Territorial Legislature of Arizona and speaker of the House, introduced House Bill 41 which created the Northern Arizona Normal School, now Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff.

On this date in 1910, a dynamite blast in Ray killed seven men.

On this date in 1936, the Florence High School basketball team stopped practice long enough to recapture three convicts, one a convicted murderer who jumped over a wall at Arizona State Prison in Florence.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

On this date in 1877, the city of Tucson was incorporated by legislative enactment.

On this date in 1922, a state road camp was established near Fairbanks to begin construction of 18 miles of road west to the Pima-Santa Cruz County line. The project was financed with state and federal funds as part of the Bankhead Highway plan.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

On this date in 1881, Gila County was created from parts of Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

On this date in 1913, the University of Arizona unconditionally prohibited ragtime dancing and said all social functions must end by 11:30 p.m.

On this date in 1932, Winnie Ruth Judd was found guilty of murder by a jury of twelve men at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.

On this date in 1935, Albert Steinfeld, a pioneer Tucson merchant, died.

On this date in 1988, Gov. Evan Mecham is removed from office through impeachment after the state Senate convicted him of obstructing justice and misusing $80,000 in state funds allegedly funneled to his Pontiac dealership to keep it afloat.

Thursday, Feb. 9

On this day in 1891, the Arizona Press Association was organized in Tucson.

On this day in 1922, a Los Angeles drilling company began exploring the Elgin-Sonoita district of Santa Cruz County for oil and gas deposits.

On this date in 1953, Arizona ends school segregation and the Civil Rights Movement kicks into high gear.

Friday, Feb. 10

On this day in 1857, camel driver Hadji Ali arrived in the United States from the Middle East with a shipload of camels destined to open the first wagon road along the 35th parallel across Arizona.

On this day in 1922, the State Loan Board announced that all farm loans made by the state would be discontinued until $580,000 which had been loaned in error, was repaid.

Saturday, Feb. 11

On this day in 1821, J. Ross Browne, an artist and author who wrote about his extensive travels in Arizona, was born in Dublin, Ireland.

On this day in 1922, the Maricopa County Chamber of Commerce met for the first time in Phoenix.

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