May 15: Today in Arizona history

2013-05-15T07:00:00Z May 15: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1899: The Phoenix Daily Herald runs an ad by a local contractor asking residents why they continue to spend $5, $10 or $15 a month on rent when they could own a lot in the heart of Phoenix for $65 to $200.

1922: Outlaws attempt to holdup the Southern Pacific Golden State at Jayne's Station near Tucson. One is killed and the others flee as the express messenger used his shotgun.

1925: A fire in the Cave Creek area of the Chiricahua Mountains near Douglas spreads over an area three miles long and two miles wide.

1930: Driving a suspected cattle thief into a stone cabin in the Steamboat Mountains, Arizona deputy sheriffs try a new weapon and get their man with tear gas.

Want to share an important event from Tucson's history? Email it to krumore@azstarnet.com.

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