Feb. 12: Today in Arizona history

2013-02-12T07:00:00Z Feb. 12: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 12, 2013 7:00 am  • 

1871: Maricopa County is created by carving 5.4 million acres out of Arizona's original four counties: Pima, Yuma, Mohave and Yavapai.

1920: The fourth Arizona Legislature holds a one-day special session and ratifies the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, establishing women’s suffrage.

1956: Swiss-American architect Josias Joesler — who designed St. Phillip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, the Arizona History Museum on Park Ave., and the Ghost Ranch Lodge among many other Tucson landmarks — dies.

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