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. 14, 1912

Major Charles R. Hine, vice president and general manager of the Arizona Eastern and the Randolph lines in Mexico, is in Phoenix on business in connection with the hearings before the board of army engineers looking into the feasibility of the San Carlos dam site on the Gila River.

Major Hine is a graduate of West Point himself and had considerable army experience before going into the railroad business, and served also through the Spanish-American War, this giving him immediate entrée into the circle of the army engineers, says the Phoenix Republican.

It is a well known fact that the Southern Pacific system is interested in the San Carlos proposition because of its desire to construct a railroad connecting this city directly with the Globe and Gila valley line at San Carlos station. This construction would, it is claimed, interface with the dam. However, Major Hine will look after the interests of his system in connection with the hearings.

Arizona Daily Star

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