March 1: Today in Arizona history

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1877: The Bulletin — Arizona's first daily newspaper — begins publication in Tucson. After purchased by L.C. Hughes in 1879, it becomes known as the Arizona Daily Star.

1911: The Southern Belle Mines Company is incorporated with Col. William "Buffalo Bill" Cody as one of the incorporators. The company, capitalized at $1 million, is expected to take over Col. Cody's Campo Bonito property near Oracle.

1913: The Mayor of Tucson complains to police about stray horses grazing in his front yard. Long-suffering city residents frequently found cattle, burros and horses browsing in the lawns at night.

1933: The Saguaro Cactus Forest outside Tucson is set aside as a National Monument by President Herbert Hoover.

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