May 22: Today in Arizona history

2013-05-22T07:00:00Z May 22: Today in Arizona historyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

1894: Dr. A.E. Douglass selects a site in Flagstaff for the Lowell Observatory.

1923: Four people die in an explosion at Benson's Apache Powder Plant.

1925: A wolf-like pack of 15 or 20 wild dogs kill livestock and terrorize children in the Silverbell Road area near Tucson.

Also in 1925: Citizens of Bisbee form the Bisbee Volunteer Forest Fire Fighting Corps, which consists of 13 groups of four men each, trained in firefighting.

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