In leading up to Arizona's centennial, Feb. 14, 2012, we'll reprint a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.

Jan. 7, 1912

An accident yesterday morning about 11:30 o'clock, at the corner of Pennington street and Stone avenue resulted disastrously for a horse and rig, but the occupant of the buggy, a man, was uninjured. A balky horse and a University street car was the cause of the trouble. The horse was knocked down by the step of the car and dragged a short distance, the harness was broken, as were the shafts of the buggy. The car was stopped before the horse was severely injured.

The driver of the buggy attempted to cross a few feet in front of the car. When the horse reached the track it became frightened and stopped. The car was running slowly and that probably prevented a fatal accident. As soon as the motorman saw the situation he threw on the air and stopped the car.

The forward step struck the horse, knocking it down, and dragging it for a few feet. The horse was badly skinned and bruised and the harness ruined.

- Arizona Daily Star

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