In this year 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.
Nov. 20, 1912
The first passenger train to be run over the recently constructed El Paso & Southwestern railroad from El Paso to Tucson will arrive in this city this morning at 11 o'clock and will be welcomed by many of the citizens. Arrangements for its reception have been completed by the Chamber of Commerce.
Flags have been hung from the cross wires supporting the trolley wires on both Congress Street and Stone Avenue, which gives the city a holiday appearance.
At 10:30 o'clock, the members of the chamber of commerce and their friends will meet at the Chamber, and headed by the Old Pueblo band will march to the train, due here at 11 o'clock.
Upon its arrival the welcoming address will be made by John B. Wright. From there the members of the Chamber of Commerce, the railroad officials, the mayor and city council and a few invited guests will go to the Old Pueblo Club, where a light luncheon will be served.
- Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star
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