May 12: Today in Arizona history

2013-05-12T07:00:00Z May 12: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1886: Fire destroys Grand Central pumphouse in Tombstone, causing the mines to flood and shutting down all mining operations.

1887: The Tombstone Epitaph reports that a volcano has erupted in the Dragoon Mountains following an earthquake.

1897: Ed Schiefflin, discoverer of the Tombstone silver mines, dies.

1910: Two youths rob a train in Arizona, escaping on horses. They are captured when the sheriff pursues them in an automobile.

1913: Herbert Brown, who had come to Arizona in 1873, engages in lumbering in the Santa Rita Mountains and in the mercantile business in Tucson, dies. Brown was the owner of the Tucson Citizen and the Tucson Post newspapers and in 1902 was appointed warden of the Yuma Prison, and operated the Gondolfo Hotel there.

1924: Evan Mecham, the first governor in Arizona to be impeached, is born in Duchesne, Utah.

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