May 6: Today in Arizona history

2013-05-06T07:00:00Z May 6: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1896: The Bisbee Daily Review newspaper is established.

1903: President Theodore Roosevelt makes his first trip to the Grand Canyon, and declares during a speech: "Leave it as it is. You can not improve it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American if he can travel at all should see."

1908: The federal government orders all river steamers to be equipped with fog bells, including those that travel on the Colorado River where there is no fog. River Capt. Jack Mellon says the order will be followed, but says, "it's a good deal like ordering snow plows attached to all trains on the Yuma-Tucson" division of the Southern Pacific.

1909: Richard Sloan, Arizona Supreme Court Justice, becomes the last Territorial Governor.

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