Feb. 17: Today in Arizona history

2013-02-17T07:00:00Z 2013-02-18T10:37:24Z Feb. 17: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 17, 2013 7:00 am  • 

1865: William Wrightson, who brought the first printing press to Arizona, is killed by Apaches in the Santa Rita mountains. Mount Wrightson is named for him.

1908: Mrs. Ellen Lynn is appointed as the first woman mail carrier in Tucson. Lynn covered Rural Route 1, which circled the entire town of Tucson, in a horse and buggy.

1909: Geronimo dies at Fort Sill, Okla.

1913: A prehistoric graveyard is unearthed along Sycamore Creek near Prescott containing the skeletons of people who appear to have been at least 8 feet tall.

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