April 11: Today in Arizona history

2013-04-11T07:00:00Z April 11: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1903: A.H. Reynolds visits Benson to look into establishing experimental tobacco farms in the San Pedro Valley.

1910: It is announced Phoenix contractor R. Toohey has been given the contract for construction of the Globe-Roosevelt Highway.

1919: Dr. Merrill P. Freeman, pioneer Tucson banker, member of the Board of Regents and Arizona historian, dies.

1930: Tucson’s fanciest movie house, the Fox-Tucson Theatre, opens on Congress Street. Tickets cost 50-75 cents. The Fox closes in 1974. In 1999, a group organizes to reopen and refurbish it.

1938: Dr. Andrew E. Douglass, noted developer of the tree-ring dating technique, retires as director of the Steward Observatory.

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