May 10: Today in Arizona history

2013-05-10T07:00:00Z May 10: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1863: The Pioneer Mining District on Lynx Creek is formed after five members of the party led by Captain Joseph Walker discover gold along Lynx Creek.

1872: The Tully-Ochoa wagon train is attacked in Canyon del Oro by 300 Indians. Five men are killed and many more wounded, mules are stolen and wagons burned.

1913: The town of Miami is barely saved from total disaster when a fire — started in the Arizona Eastern freight depot — destroys the A.E. station, a warehouse and several freight cars, and damages hotels and residences in the area.

1927: The wife of the manager of Slaughter Ranch is captured by roaming Yaquis and held until her husband provides a ransom of horses and clothing.

1928: The University of Arizona Dean of Women decides that women must wear stockings, and cannot appear on campus in abbreviated costumes.

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